Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 840

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.



Runic inscription

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


Old Norse

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

U 840

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