Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 623

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style Pr 2 (c. 1020-1050) pertaining to the Ringerike style.

The inscription is not signed.

The granite stone is c. 1,35 m tall and 1,37 m wide. The inscription is c. 1,04 m tall and 0,94 m wide.


Runic inscription

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



ᚴᚢᚱᛁᚦ ‘ ᛅᚢᚴ ‘ ᛋᛁᚴᚢᛁᚦᚱ ‘ ᛅᚢᚴ ᛋᛁᚴᚠᛅᛋᛏ ‘ ᚱᛅᛁᛋᛏᚢ ‘ ᛋᛏᛁᚾ ‘ ᛅᚠᛏᛁᛦ ‘ ᚢᛁᚠᛅᛋᛏ ‘ ᚠᛅᚦᚢᚱ ‘ ᛋᛁᚾ ‘



kuriþ ‘ auk ‘ sikuiþr ‘ auk sikfast ‘ raistu ‘ stin ‘ aftiʀ ‘ uifast ‘ faþur ‘ sin ‘


Old Norse

Gyrið ok Sigviðr ok Sigfastr ræistu stæin æftiR Vifast, faður sinn.



Gyríðr and Sigviðr and Sigfastr raised the stone in memory of Véfastr, their father.



Jursta, Uppland, Sweden

U 623

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