Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone Vg 184

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style B-e-v (c. 1010-1050) pertaining to the Ringerike style and contemporary with Pr 1 and Pr 2.

 

The inscription is not signed.

 

The granite stone is c. 1,48 m tall and 0,83 m wide.

 

 

Runic inscription

The rune text begins at the tail end of the serpent.

 

Runes

᛬ ᚴᚢᛚᛁ ᛬ ᚱᛋᚦᛁ ᛬ ᛋᛏᛁᚾ ᛬ ᚦᛂᛋᛁ ᛬ ᛂᚠᛏᛁᛦ ᛬ ᚱᚦᚱ ᛬ ᚴᚢᚾᚢ ᛬ ᛋᛁᚾᛅᛦ ᛬ ᛂᛋᛒᚢᚱᚾ ᛬ ᚭᚴ ᛬ ᛁᚢᛚᛅ ᛬ ᛏᚱᛂᚴᛅ ᛬ ᚼᚱᚦᛅ ᛬ ᚴᚢᚦᛅ ᛬ ᛁᛅᚾ ᛬ ᚦᛁᛦ ᛬ ᚢᚱᚦᚢ ᛬ ᛏᚢᚦᛁᛦ ᛬ ᛁ ᛬ ᛚᚦᛁ ᛬ ᚢᛋᛏᚱ ᛬

 

Transliteration

: kuli : rsþi : stin : þesi : eftiʀ : rþr : kunu : sinaʀ : esburn : ok : iula : treka : hrþa : kuþa : ian : þiʀ : urþu : tuþiʀ : i : lþi : ustr :

Old Norse

Gulli/Kolli ræisti stæin þennsi æftiR brøðr konu sinnaR, Æsbiorn ok Iula, drængia harða goða. En þæiR urðu dauðiR i liði austr.

 

English

Gulli/Kolli raised this stone in memory of his wife’s brothers Ásbjǫrn and Juli, very good valiant men. And they died in the east in the retinue.

 

———

Smula, Västergötland, Sweden (now Dagsnäs, Bjärka)

Vg 184

 

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