Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 463

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style Pr4 pertaining to the Urnes style.


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


The granite stone is c. 2,4 m high, 1,16 m wide and 0,4 m thick. The rune ribbon is c. 9 cm wide.


The first part of the runic inscription starts at the bottom curve of the ribbon and reads towards the head.


The second part starts at the bottom left curve of the ribbon and reads towards the tail end.


The lower part of the cross at the bottom has been reconstructed.



Runic inscription



[1] × ᚢᛂᚦᚱᛅᛚᛏᛁ × ᛅᚢᚴ ᚢᛁᚴᛁ × ᛚᛁᛏᚢ × ᚱᛅᛁᛋᛅ × ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ × ᛅᚠᛏᛁᛦ × ᛡᚢᛚᛘᛋᛏᛁᚾ × ᚠᛅᚦᚢᚱ ᛋᛁᚾ [2] × ᛅᚢᚴ ᛡᚢᛚᛘᚠᚱᛁᚦ × ᛅᛏ ᛒᚬᚾᛏᛅ ᛋᛁᚾ



× ueþralti × auk uiki × litu × raisa × stain × aftiʀ × hulmstin × faþur sin × auk hulmfriþ × at bonta sin


Old Norse

Veðraldi ok Vigi letu ræisa stæin æftiʀ Holmstæin, faður sinn, ok Holmfriðr at bonda sinn.



Veðraldi and Vigi had this stone raised in memory of Holmstæin, their father, and Holmfriðr in memory of her husband.



Ala, Uppland, Sweden
U 463

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