Uppland Runic Inscription Fv1976 107
|Uppland Runic Inscription Fv1976;107|
|Rundata ID||U Fv1976;107|
|City/Village||Uppsala Cathedral, Uppsala|
Text - Native
|Text - English|
|...-bjôrn and Brandr had the stone raised in memory of Karlungr, their father; and Ketilbjôrn in memory of (his) brother. Œpir carved the runes.|
|Runestones - Runic alphabet
Runology - Runestone styles
The runic inscription consists of text inscribed on a thin interwined beast with one upper loop around a Christian cross and two lower loops. This runestone was discovered in 1975 being used as building material at the southern buttress of the Vasa burial chapel during renovations at the Uppsala Cathedral. Many runestones have been reused in building, road, and bridge construction before their historical importance was recognized. The runic inscription was carved by the runemaster Öpir, whose signature is at the bottom of the inscription in a horizontal text band. Öpir was active in the Uppland region during the late eleventh or early twelfth centuries. The inscription is classified as being in runestone style Pr4, which is also known as the Urnes style. This runestone style is characterized by slim and stylized animals that are interwoven into tight patterns. The animal heads are typically seen in profile with slender almond-shaped eyes and upwardly curled appendages on the noses and the necks.
The runic text is missing a pronoun, the word "his" before "brother." Öpir is known to have left off possessive pronouns in some of his other inscricriptions, such as that on U 993 in Brunnby. Additionally, he left off the final "R" in rúnar, or "runes," which he also did on inscriptions such as that on U 181 in Össeby-Garn.
The Rundata designation for this Uppland inscription, U Fv1976;107, refers to the year and page number of the issue of Fornvännen in which the runestone was first described.
A transliteration of the runic inscription into roman letters is:
- ...-arn * uk * brantr litu * risa * stin * at * karluk * faþur * sin in * kitilbiarn at * broþur ybir risti run
- Project Samnordisk Runtextdatabas Svensk - Rundata entry for Fv1976 107.
- Gustavson, Helmer (1976). "Runfynd 1975". Fornvännen (Swedish National Heritage Board) 71: 96–109. ISSN 1404-9430. Retrieved 2010-01-10. p. 106–108.
- Cleasby, Richard; Vigfússon, Guðbrandur (1878). An Icelandic-English Dictionary. Clarendon Press. pp. 331, 337.
- Riksantikvarieämbetet - photograph of inscription