Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 629

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style Pr 3 (c. 1045-1075) pertaining to the early Urnes style.

The inscription is signed by the runemaster Thorfastr.

The granite stone is c. 2,2 m tall, 1,2 m wide and 0,5 m thick.


Runic inscription

The first part of the rune text begins at the head end of the animal to the left. The second part begins at the head end of the animal to the right.



[1] + ᛁᛚᚢᚼᛁ ᛫ ᚾᚢᚴ ᛫ ᚠᚢᛚᚢᚼᛁ ᛫ ᚦᛁᛦ ᛚᛁᛏᚢ ᛫ ᚱᛅᛋᛅ ᛫ ᛋ[ᛏᛅᛁᚿ ᛫] ᚦᛁᚿᚭ ᛫ ᛅᚠᛏᛁᛦ ᚠᚮᚦᚢᚱ ᛋᛁᚿ [2] × ᛅᚱᚿᚴᛁᛋᛚ ᛫ ᚴ[ᚢᚦ ᛫ ᚼ]ᛁᛅ[ᛚ]ᛒᛁ ᛫ ᚭᚿᛏᛅ ᚼᚭᚿᛋ × ᚦᚢᚱᚠᛅᛋᛏᚱ ᚼᚱᛁᛋᛏᛁ ᚱᚢᚿᚭᛦ



+ iluhi ‘ nuk ‘ fuluhi ‘ þiʀ litu ‘ rasa ‘ s[tain :] þino + aftiʀ foþur sin × arnkisl ‘ k[uþ * h]ia[l]bi * onta hons × þurfastr hristi runoʀ


Old Norse

Illugi ok Fullugi þæiR letu ræisa stæin þenna æftiR faður sinn Arngisl. Guð hialpi anda hans. Þorfastr risti runaR.



Illugi and Fullugi, they had this stone raised in memory of their father Arngísl. May God help his spirit. Thorfastr carved the runes.



U 599 is also attributed to Thorfastr, and maybe also L 300.




Grynsta backe, Svarsta, Uppland, Sweden

U 629

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