Jonas Lau Markussen

The Lingsberg Stone 1 — U 240

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style Pr 3 pertaining to the early Urnes style.


Though the inscription is not signed, it is attributed to the runemaster Åsmund for stylistic reasons.


The granite stone is c. 2,60 m tall and 1,35 m wide.



Runic inscription

The first part of the runic inscription starts at the neck of the left animal. The second part of the runic inscription starts at the neck of the right animal. The third part is inscribed outside of the ribbon body at the tail end of the right animal.



[1] ᛏᛅᚿ ᛅᚢᚴ ᛡᚢᛋᚴᛅᚱᛚ + ᛅᚢᚴ ᛋᚢᛅᛁᚾ + ᛅᚢᚴ ᛡᚢᛚᛘᚠᚱᛁᚦᚱ × [2] ᚦᛅᚢᚾ ᛘᛁᚦᚴᛁᚾ ᛚᛁᛏᚢ ᚱᛁᛏᛅ ᛋᛏᛁᚾ ᚦᛁᚿᚭ × ᛅᚠᛏᛁᛦ ᛡᛅᛚᚠᛏᛆᚿ + ᚠᛆᚦᚢᚱ ᚦᛆᛁᛦᛆ ᛏᛆᚿᛋ [3] ‘ ᛅᚢᚴ ᛡᚢᛘᚴᚱᛁᚦᚱ ᛅᛏ ᛒᚢᛆᚿᛏᛅ ᛋᛁᚿ



tan auk huskarl + auk suain + auk hulmfriþr × þaun miþkin litu rita stin þino × aftiʀ halftan + faþur þaiʀa tans ‘ auk humfriþr at buanta sin


Old Norse

Dan ok Huskarl ok Svæinn ok Holmfriðr, þaun møðgin letu retta stæin þenna æftiʀ Halfdan, faður þæiʀa Dans, ok Holmfriðr at boanda sinn.



Dan and Huskarl and Svæinn and Holmfriðr, the mother and sons, had this stone erected in memory of Halfdan, the father of Danr and his brothers; and Holmfríðr in memory of her husband.




Lingsberg, Uppland, Sweden

U 240

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