Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 991

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style Pr 3 (c. 1045-1075) pertaining to the early Urnes style.

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

The granite stone is c. 1,47 m tall and 1,08 m wide.

 

Runic inscription

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

 

Runes

× ᚦᛁᛅᚴᚾ × [ᛅ](ᚢ)ᚴ × ᚴᚢᚾᛅᚱ × ᚱᛅᛁᛋᛏᚢ × ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾᛅ + ᛅᚠᛏᛁᛦ × ᚢᛅᚦᚱ × ᛒᚱᚢᚦᚢᚱ + ᛋᛁᚾ +

 

Transliteration

× þiakn × [a](u)k × kunar × raistu × staina + aftiʀ × uaþr × bruþur + sin +

 

Old Norse

Þiagn ok Gunnarr ræistu stæina æftiR Veðr, broður sinn.

 

English

Thegn and Gunnarr raised the stones in memory of Veðr, their brother.

 

Notes

U 991 and U 937 have the same inscription and similar composition. They were probably commissioned together and placed opposite each other on each side of the road.

This stone is part of the Broby group pertaining to a bridge monument raised by a prominent family of the Funbo area near Uppsala.

 

Learn more about the Broby stones

 

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Broby, Uppland, Sweden

U 991

 

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