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.

 

Runes

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

 

Transliteration

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.

 

English

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

 

Notes

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

 

 

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Låddersta, Uppland, Sweden

U 636

 

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