Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 887

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

The inscription is signed by Eyríkr.

The granite stone is c. 2,91 m tall and 1,63 m wide.

 

Runic inscription

The first part of the rune text begins behind the front leg of the rune-ribbon animal going right-to-left. The second part begins at the front foot going up the leg and into the neck.

 

Runes

[1] × ᛁᚯᚴᛂᛦ × ᛆᚢᚴ × ᚠᛆᛋᛏᚴᛂᛦ × ᛆᚢᚴ × ᛆᚢ(ᚱ)(ᛁ)(ᚴ)ᚱ × ᛚᛁᛏᚢ ᛫ ᚱᛁᛏᛆ ᛫ ᛋᛏᛂᚿ × ᚤᚠᛏᛁᛦ × ᛒᚯᚱᚴᛂᛦ × ᚠᛆᚦᚢᚱ ᛋᛁᚿ ᚠᚱᛂᚼᚿ [2] ᛋᛂᛚᚠᚱ ᛫ ᚼᛁᚮᚴ × ᛅᚢᚱᛁᚴᚱ × ᚤᚠᛏᛁ ᛬ ᛋᛁᚿ ᛫ ᚠᛆᚦᚢᚱ ᛫ ᚱᚢᚿᛁ ᛫ ᚦᛁᛋᛆ ᛫ ᚱᚮᚦᛁ ‘ ᛋᛆ ‘ ᚴᚢᚾᛁ

 

Transliteration

× iokeʀ × auk × fastkeʀ × auk × au(r)(i)(k)r × litu * rita * sten × yftiʀ × borkeʀ × faþur sin frehn selfr * hiok × aurikr × yfti : sin * faþur * runi * þisa * roþi ‘ sa ‘ kuni

 

Old Norse

IogæiRR ok FastgæiRR ok AurikR/ØyrikR letu retta stæin æftiR BorggæiR, faður sinn frægan. SialfR hiogg AurikR/ØyrikR æftiR sinn faður runi þessa. Raði sa kunni.

 

English

Jógeirr and Fastgeirr and Auðríkr/Eyríkr had the stone erected in memory of Borggeirr, their acclaimed father. Auðríkr/Eyríkr cut these runes himself in memory of his father. Interpret, he who can.

 

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Skillsta, Uppland, Sweden

U 887

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