Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone Vg 158

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style Pr 1 (c. 1010-1040) pertaining to the Ringerike style.

 

The inscription is not signed.

 

The granite stone is c. 1,7/1,85 m tall and 1,35 m wide.

 

 

Runic inscription

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

 

Runes

ᚴᛅᚠᛚᛁ ᛬ ᚱᛁᛋᚦᛁ ᛫ ᛋᛏᛁᚾ ᛫ ᚦᛂᛋᛁ ᛫ ᛂᛏᛦ ᛫ ᚴᛁᛦᛅ ᛫ ᚦᛅᚼᚾ ᛫ ᚼᚱᚦᛅ ᛫ ᚴᚢᚦᛅᚾ ᛫ ᛒᚱᚢᚦᚢᚱ᛫ᛋᚢᚾ ᛫ ᛒᛁᛏᚢ

 

Transliteration

kafli : risþi * stin * þesi * etʀ * kiʀa * þahn * hrþa * kuþan * bruþur*sun * bitu

 

Old Norse

Kafli ræisti stæin þennsi æftiR GæiRa, þegn harða goðan, broðursun 〈bitu〉.

 

English

Kafli raised this stone in memory of Geiri, a very good Thegn, ‘s brother’s son.

 

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Fänneslunda, Västergötland, Sweden

Vg 158

 

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