Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone Vs 1

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. 1,70 m tall, 1,90 m wide and 0,2 m thick.

 

 

Runic inscription

The rune text begins at the head end of the animal and continues into a rune ribbon beyond the tail.

 

Runes

+ ᚴᚢᚦᛚᛂᚠᛦ + ᛋᛂᛏᛁ + ᛋᛏᚠᚠ ᛬ ᛅᚢᚴ ᛬ ᛋᛂᚾᛅ ᛬ ᚦᛅᛋᛁ ᛬ ᚢᚠᛏᛁᛦ ᛋᛚᛅᚴᚢᛅ ᛬ ᛋᚢᚾ ᛬ ᛋᛁᛅ ᛬ ᛂᛏᛅᚦᚱ ᛬ ᛅᚢᛋᛏᚱ ᛫ ᛁ ᛫ ᚴᛅᚱᚢᛋᛘ ᛫

 

Transliteration

+ kuþlefʀ + seti : stff : auk : sena : þasi : uftiʀ slakua : sun : sia : etaþr : austr * i * karusm *

 

Old Norse

GuðlæifR satti staf ok stæina þasi æftiR Slagva, sun sinn, ændaðr austr i Garðum(?)/Chorezm(?).

 

English

Guðleifr placed the staff and these stones in memory of Slagvi, his son, (who) met his end in the east in Garðar(?)/Chorezm(?).

 

Notes

Vs 1 was most likely part of a monument together with Vs 2.

 

 

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Rytterns, Västmanland, Sweden

Vs 1

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