Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 974

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style Pr 5 (c. 1100-1130) pertaining to the late Urnes style.

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

The granite stone is c. 1,33 m tall and 0,68 m wide.

 

Runic inscription

The first part of the rune text begins with the last word at the tail end of the animal. The second part begins at the head end of the animal.

 

Runes

[1] ᚦᛅᛁᛦ ᛫ [2] ᛁᚿᚴᚢᛚᚠᚱ ‘ ᚢᚴ ‘ ᚤᚿᛏᚱ ‘ ᛚᛁᛏᚢ ‘ ᚱᛆᛁᛋᛅ ‘ ᛋᛏ(ᛆ)[ᛁ]ᚿ ᛁ(ᚠ)ᛏᛁᛦ ᛁᚿᚴᛁᛅᛚᛏ ‘ ᛒᚱᚭᚦᚢᚱ ᛋᛁᚾ ᚢᚴ ‘ ᛋᚢᚿ ‘ ᚴᚢᚿᚢᛚᚠᛋ ‘

 

Transliteration

þaiʀ inkulfr ‘ uk ‘ yntr ‘ litu ‘ raisa ‘ st(a)-n i(f)tiʀ inkialt ‘ broþur sin uk ‘ sun ‘ kunulfs *

 

Old Norse

ÞæiR IngulfR ok Øyndr letu ræisa stæ[i]n æftiR Ingiald, broður sinn ok sun Gunnulfs.

 

English

Ingulfr and Eyndr, they had the stone raised in memory of Ingjaldr, their brother and Gunnulfr’s son.

 

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Jädra, Uppland, Sweden

U 974

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