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.



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



+ 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(?).



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



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




Rytterns, Västmanland, Sweden

Vs 1

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