Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone Vg 4

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. 1,65 m tall and 1,25 m wide. The animal measures c. 55 x 65 cm.

 

Runic inscription

The rune text begins at the bottom left corner of the stone.

 

Runes

ᚢᛏᚱ ᛬ ᛋᚴᛅᛚᛏ ᛬ ᚱᛅᛁᛋᛏᛁ ᛬ ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ ᛬ ᚦᛁᚾᛋᛁ ᛬ ᛅᚠᛏᛁᚱ ᛬ ᚦᚢᚱᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ ᛬ ᛋᚢᚾ ᛬ ᛋᛁᚾ ᛬ ᛅᚢᚴ ᛬ ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ᛬ᛒᚱᚢ ᛬ ᚴᛅᚱᚦᛁ ᛬ (ᚠ)(ᛁ)(ᚱ)(ᛁ)(ᚱ) ᛬ (ᛁ)(ᛋ) ᛬ (ᛅ)(ᛏ)(ᛁ) ᛬ (ᚦ)ᚱᛁᛅ ᛬ ᛒᚢᛁᛅ ᛬ ᛁ ᛬ ᚼᚯᛘᚱᛁ ᛫ ᛅᚢᚴ ᛬ ᚦᚱᛁᛅ ᛬ ᛏᛁᛅᚢᚴᚢ ᛬ ᛘᛅᚱᚴᛅ ᛬ ᛅᛏ ᛬ ᛅᛁᚱᛁᚴᛁ

 

Transliteration

utr : skalt : raisti : stain : þinsi : aftir : þurstain : sun : sin : auk : stain:bru : karþi : (f)(i)(r)(i)(r) : (i)(s) : (a)(t)(i) : (þ)ria : buia : i : homri * auk : þria : tiauku : marka : at : airiki

 

Old Norse

Uddr Skald ræisti stæin þennsi æftiR Þorstæin, sun sinn, ok stæinbro gærði fyriR. Es atti þria byia i hamri ok þria tiugu marka at Æiriki.

 

English

Oddr Skald raised this stone and made the stone-bridge in memory of Thorsteinn, his son. He owned three estates in ‘hamarr’-partition and thirty marks (deposit) with Eiríkr.

 

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Stora Ek, Västergötland, Sweden

Vg 4

 

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