Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 692 Front

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style Pr 4 (c. 1070-1100) pertaining to the Urnes style.

The inscription is signed by the runemaster Auðbjǫrn.

The granite stone is c. 1,37 m tall and 0,80 m wide.

 

Runic inscription

The rune text begins at the bottom left corner of the stone and reads clockwise along the edge.

 

Runes

ᚼᚱᚢ᛬ᛘᚢᚾᛏᚱ ᛬ ᛅᚴ ᛫ ᚴᚢᚦ᛬ᛘᚢᚾᛏᚱ ᛬ ᛚᛅᛏᚢ ᛬ ᚱᛁᛋᛅ ᛬ ᛋᛏᛁᚾ ᛬ ᚦᛅᚾᛋᛅ ᛁᚠᛏᛁᛦ ᛬ ᛋᛚᚤᚱᚢ ᛬ ᚠᛅᚦᚢᚱ ᛬ ᛋᛁᚾ ᛬ ᚴᚢᚦᛅᚾ ᛬ ᚢᚦᛒᛁᚱᚾ ᛬ ᚱᛁᛋᛏᛁ ᛬

 

Transliteration

hru:muntr : ak * kuþ:muntr : latu : risa : stin : þansa iftiʀ : slyru : faþur : sin : kuþan ÷ uþbirn : risti :

 

Old Norse

Hroðmundr ok Guðmundr letu ræisa stæin þennsa æftiR Sloru(?)/Slyðru(?), faður sinn goðan. Auðbiorn risti.

 

English

Hróðmundr and Guðmundr had this stone raised in memory of Slóra(?)/Slyðru(?), their good father. Auðbjǫrn carved.

 

Notes

U 692 is the only runestone signed by Auðbiorn. The name ‘slyru’ is also mentioned on Sö 183 (spelled ‘sluru’).

 

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Väppeby, Uppland, Sweden

U 692

 

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