Day 1 - South of Stockholm

Sö 254 - Vansta

May 30, 2021

In Vansta, near the town Nynäshamn, about 50 kilometers to the south of Stockholm stands the runestone Sö 254.

It was found next to the lake Styran in 1903, where it had been used as a bridge.

The runestone is made of granite, and was carved by Amunde.

Inscription

ᛋᚢᛅᚾ ᛬ ᛅᚢᚴ ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ ᛬ ᚱᛅᛁᛋᛅᚢ ᛫ ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ ᛬ ᛅᛏ ᛬ ᛏᚭᛋᛏᛅ ᛬ ᚠᛅᚦᚢᚱ ᛬ ᛋᛁᚾ ᛬ ᛁᛋ ᚢᛅᚱᚦ ᛬ ᛏᛅᚢᚦᚱ ᛫ ᛁ ᛚᛁᚦᛁ ᛬ ᛁᚴᚢᛅᚱᛋ ᛬ ᛅᚢᚴ ᛬ ᛅᛏ ᛫ ᚦᚭᚱᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ ᛫ ᛅᚢᚴ ᚴᛏ ᛬ ᛅᚤᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ ᛬ ᛅᛚᚼᛁᛚᛏᛅᚱ ᛫ ᛋ

Translation

“Sven and Sten raised the stone in memory of Tosti, their father, who died in Ingvar’s retinue, and in memory of Thorstein, and in memory of Eystein, Alfhildr’s son.”

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