Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 636

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


The inscription is not signed.


The granite stone is c. 1,55 m tall, 1,0 m wide and 0,5 m thick.



Runic inscription

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



ᛅᛚᚢᛁ ᛫ ᛚᛁᛏ ᛫ ᚱᛁᛋᛅ ᛫ ᛋᛏᚾ ᛫ ᚦᛏᛁᚾ ᛫ ᛅᛏ ᛫ ᛅᚱᚠᛅᛋᛏ ᛫ ᛋᚢᚾ ᛋᛁᚾ ᛫ ᚼᚾ ᛫ ᚠᚢᚱ ᛫ ᛅᚢᛋᛦ ᛫ ᛁ ᚴᛅᚱᚦᛅ



alui * lit * risa * stn * þtin * at * arfast * sun sin * hn * fur * ausʀ * i karþa


Old Norse

Alvi let ræisa stæin þenna at Arnfast, sun sinn. Hann for austr i Garða.



Ôlvé had this stone raised in memory of Arnfastr, his son. He travelled to the east to Garðar (Russia).



Arnfastr is probably the man responible for raising the runestone U 635. Ôlvé might be his mother.




Låddersta, Uppland, Sweden

U 636


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