Jonas Lau Markussen

The Vang Stone N 84

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style Pr 1 (c. 1010-1040) pertaining to the Ringerike style.

Some of the details have eroded entirely, and much of the linework is now only vaguely traceable. Missing details have been reconstructed here based on the general characteristics of the Ringerike style. Most notably among the missing elements are the snout-tip of the beast, and the front feet, as well as the details of the tendril interlacing of the two stems shooting out diagonally on each side of the top lobe of the rosetta cross.

The inscription is not signed.

The granite stone is c. 2,15 m tall, 1,25 m wide and 8-13 cm thick.

 

Runic inscription

The rune text is carved into the right side edge of the stone.

 

Runes

ᚴᚭᛍᛆ ᛬ ᛍᚢᚿᛁᚱ ᛬ ᚱᛁᛍᛐᚢ ᛬ ᛍ(ᛐ)ᛁᚿ ᛬ ᚦᛁᚿᛍᛁ ᛬ ᛆᚠ(ᛐ)ᛁᚱ ᛬ ᚴᚢᚿᛆᚱ ᛬ ᛒᚱᚢᚦᚢᚱ ᛬ ᛍᚢᚿ

 

Transliteration

kosa : sunir : ristu : s(t)in : þinsi : af(t)ir : kunar : bruþur:sun

 

Old Norse

Gása synir reistu stein þenna eptir Gunnar, bróðurson.

 

English

Gasi’s sons raised this stone in memory of Gunnarr, (their) nephew.

 

———

Vang, Oppland, Norway

N 84

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