Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone Vg 37

The stone’s carving is technically not in the runestone style Pr 1 (c. 1010-1040) as Gräslund formally defines it. But the border on each side of the rune ribbon is stylistically typical for designs in Pr 1 pertaining to the Ringerike style (as seen on Sö 101 and N 84).

 

The inscription is not signed.

 

The granite stone is c. 1,65 m tall and 0,42 m wide.

 

Runic inscription

The rune text begins at the bottom of the rune ribbon.

 

Runes

ᚢᚦᛅᚴᚱᛁᛘᛦ ᛬ ᛋᛅᛏᛁ ᛬ ᛋᛁᚾ ᛬ ᚦᚭᚾᛋᛁ ᛬ ᛁᚠᛏ ᛬ ᚭᛋᚴᛁᛚ ᛬ ᛋᚢᚾ …

 

Transliteration

uþakrimʀ : sati : sin : þonsi : ift : oskil : sun …

 

Old Norse

AuðgrimR(?) satti stæin þannsi æftiR Æskel, sun …

 

English

Auðgrímr(?) placed this stone in memory of Áskell, (his) son …

 

Notes

The top of the stone is missing.

 

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Rackeby, Västergötland, Sweden

Vg 37

 

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