Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 791

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style Pr 4 (c. 1070-1100) pertaining to the Urnes style.

 

Though the inscription is not signed, it is attributed to the runemaster Livsten for stylistic reasons.

 

The inscription of the rock face is c. 1,50 m tall and 1,50 m wide.

 

 

Runic inscription

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

 

Runes

ᚠᚱᚤᛋᛏᛂᚿ + ᛚᛁᛏ + ᛆ=ᚱᚴᛆ + ᛋᛏᛂᚿ + ᛦᚠᛏᛁ + ᛂᛋᛏᚢᛚᚠᚱ + ᛋᚢᚿ [+] ᛋᛁᚿ + ᚤᚴ + ᛒᚱᚢ ᚴᛂᚱᛆ

 

Transliteration

frysten + lit + a=rka + sten + ʀfti + estulfr + sun sin + yk + bru kera

 

Old Norse

Frøystæinn let haggva stæin æftiR Æistulf, sun sinn, ok bro gærva.

 

English

Freysteinn had the stone cut and the bridge made in memory of Eistulfr, his son.

 

 

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Tibble, Uppland, Sweden

U 791

 

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