Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 504

The carvings of the stone are in the RAK style, but contemporary with the runestone style B-e-v (c. 1010-1050) pertaining to the Ringerike style and also contemporary with Pr 1 and Pr 2.

 

The inscription is not signed.

 

The gneiss stone is c. 1,88 m tall and 0,85 m wide.

 

Runic inscription

The rune text begins at the bottom left part of the rune ribbon running upwards along the edge.

 

Runes

× ᚴᛁᛏᛁᛚ×ᚠᛅᛋᛏᚱ × ᚱᛁᛋᛏᛁ × ᛋᛏᛁᚾ + ᚦᛁᚾᛅ × ᛁᚠᛏᛁᛦ × ᛅᛋᚴᚢᛏ × ᚠᛅᚦᚢᚱ + ᛋᛁᚾ × ᛋᛅᛦ × ᚢᛅᛋ × ᚢᛁᛋᛏᚱ × ᚢᚴ × ᚢᛋᛏᚱ + ᚴᚢᚦ ᛁᛅᛚᛒᛁ × ᛅᛋ × ᛋᛅᛚᚢ

 

Transliteration

× kitil×fastr × risti × stin + þina × iftiʀ × askut × faþur + sin × saʀ × uas × uistr × uk × ustr + kuþ ialbi × as × salu

 

Old Norse

Kætilfastr ræisti stæin þenna æftiR Asgaut, faður sinn. SaR vas vestr ok austr. Guð hialpi hans salu.

 

English

Ketilfastr raised this stone in memory of Ásgautr, his father. He was in the west and in the east. May God help his soul.

 

 

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Ubby, Uppland, Sweden

U 504

 

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