Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone Vg 135

The carvings of the stone pertain to the group of unornamented runestones known as RAK (c. 980?-1015) contemporary with the early Ringerike style.


The inscription is not signed.


The granite stone was probably c. 1,50 m tall.



Runic inscription

The first part of the rune text begins at the bottom left corner of the front face of the stone, running upwards, making a U-turn at the top running downwards on a new line. The second part of the text runs along the right-side edge of the left side of the stone from the bottom going upwards.



[[1]ᛒᚱᛅᚾᛏᚱ + ᚱᛁᛋᚦᛁ + ᛋᛏᛁᚾ + ᚦᛁᚾᛋᛁ ᛫ ᛂᚠ¶ᛏᛁᛦ ᚾᚭᛋᛘᚢ × ᛒᚱᚢᚦᚢᚱ ᛋᛁᚾ ᛫ ᛋᛅᛦ ᚢᛅᚱᚦ [2]ᚦᚱᛂᛒᛁᚾ × ᚭ ᛏᚢᛋᛏᛁᛏᚴᛁ]



[brantr + risþi + stin + þinsi * eftiʀ nosmu × bruþur sin * saʀ uarþ þrebin × o tustitki]


Old Norse

Brandr ræisti stæin þennsi æftiR Asmund(?), broður sinn. SaR varð drepinn a austrvegi(?).



Brandr raised this stone in memory of Ásmundr(?), his brother; he was killed on the eastern route(?).



The stone is now lost. The reconstruction illustration is based on earlier drawings by Ulf Christofersson and Johan Peringskiöld documenting the runestone as it appeared in the late 17th century.




Hassla by, Västergötland, Sweden

Vg 135



Get more content like this directly in your inbox for free

You'll receive an email newsletter every other week, and you can easily cancel at anytime.