Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 544

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style Pr 5 (c. 1100-1130) pertaining to the late Urnes style.

The inscription is signed by the runemaster Öpir.

The sandstone is c. 0,97 m tall and 0,53 m wide.

 

Runic inscription

The rune text begins at the tail end of the animal.

 

Runes

ᚼᚢᛚᛏᚢᚱ ‘ ᛒᛅᚦ ‘ ᚤᛒᛁᛦ ᚱᛁᛋᛏᛅ ᚱᚢᚾᛅ ᚦᛁᛋᛅ

 

Transliteration

hultur ‘ baþ ‘ ybiʀ rista runa þisa

 

Old Norse

Holmdorr(?) bað ØpiR rista runaR þessaR.

 

English

Holmdórr(?) ordered Œpir to carve these runes.

 

Notes

It is unusual that the commissioner hasn’t raised the stone in memory of someone else. Though the runestone L 145 is similar in this respect.

 

 

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Husby-Lyhundra, Uppland, Sweden

U 544

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