Runestone U 840
June 20, 2019
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 Øpir for stylistic reasons.
The granite stone is c. 1,75 m tall and 1,17 m wide.
The rune text starts at the tail end of the animal.
ᚼᚢᛚᚠᚱᛁᚦ * ᛅᚢᚴ * ᚠᚢᛚᚴᚢᛁ * ᛚᛁᛏᚢ * ᚱᛁᛋᛅ * ᛋ[ᛏ]ᛅᛁᚾ * ᚦᛁᚾᛅ * ᚽᚠᛏᛦ * ᚦᚭᚱᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ * ᚠᛅᚦᚢᚱ ᛋᛁᚾ
hulfriþ * auk * fulkui * litu * risa * s[t]ain * þina * eftʀ * þorstain * faþur sin
Holmfrið ok Folkvi letu ræisa stæin þenna æftiR Þorstæin, faður sinn.
Holmfríðr and Folkvé had this stone raised in memory of Thorsteinn, their father.
Holmfríðr and Folkvé are both female names. Thus the stone was raised in memory of Thorsteinn by his two daughters.
Dalby, Uppland, Sweden