Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone Vg 156

Although the carvings of the stone are categorised within the group of unornamented runestones known as RAK, it is stylistically contemporary with Pr 1 (c. 1010-1040) pertaining to the Ringerike style.


The inscription is not signed.


The granite stone is c. 1,61 m tall, 0,62 m wide and 0,15-0,33 m thick. The rune height is 11-14 cm.



Runic inscription

The first part of the rune text begins at the bottom left corner of the unornamented side of the stone. The second part begins at the bottom left corner of the ornamented side with the cross.



[1] ᛬ ᚦᚢᚱᛒᛁᚢᚱᚾ ᛬ ᚱᛁᛋᚦᛁ ᛬ ᛋᛏᛁ[ᚾ ᛬ ᚦᛂᚾᛅ ᛬ ᛂᚠᛏᛁ]ᛦ ᛬ ᚦᚢᚱᛁ ᛬ ᛒᚱᚢᚦᚢᚱ᛬ᛋᚢᚾ ᛬ ᛋᛁᚾ ᛬ [2] ᚼᛅᚱᚦᛅ ᛬ ᚴᚢᚦᛅᚾ ᛬ ᛋᚢᛁᚾ ᛬



: þurbiurn : risþi : sti- … …ʀ : þuri : bruþur:sun : sin : harþa : kuþan : suin :


Old Norse

Þorbiorn ræisti stæi[n] [þenna æfti]R Þori, broðursun sinn, harða goðan svæin.



§A Thorbjǫrn raised this stone in memory of Thórir, his brother’s son, §B a very good lad.




Remmene, Västergötland, Sweden

Vg 156

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