Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone Vg 197

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


The inscription is not signed.


The granite stone is c. 1,80 m tall and 1,50 m wide.



Runic inscription

The first part of the rune text begins at the bottom left corner of the stone. The second part begins at the bottom right corner running backwards along the inside of the outer rune ribbon.



[1] ᛏᚢᚴᛁ ᛫ ᛅᚢᚴ ᛫ ᚦᛁᛦ ᛫ ᛒᚱᚤᚦᚱ ᛫ ᚱᛁᛋᛏᚢ ᛫ ᛋᛏᛁᚾ ᛫ ᚦᛂᛋᛁ ᛫ ᛂᚠᛏᛁᛦ ᛬ ᛒᚱᚤᚦᚱ ᛬ ᛋᛁᚾᛅ ᛫ ᛂᛦ ᛬ ᚢᛅᚱᚦ ᛫ ᛏᚢ(ᚦ)ᚱ [2] ᚢᛂᛋᛏᚱ ᛬ ᛂᚾ ᛫ ᛅᚾᛅᚱ ᛬ ᛅᚢ(ᛋ)ᛏᚱ ᛬



tuki * auk * þiʀ * bryþr * ristu * stin * þesi * eftiʀ : bryþr : sina * eʀ : uarþ * tu(þ)r uestr : en * anar : au(s)tr :


Old Norse

Toki ok þæiR brøðr ræistu stæin þennsi æftiR brøðr sina. ER varð dauðr vestr, en annarr austr.



Tóki and his brothers raised this stone in memory of their brothers. One died in the west, another in the east.




Dalums, Västergötland, Sweden

Vg 197



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