Sandavágur stone

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Sandavágur stone
Faroe stamp 059 runen stone.jpg
Created13th century
DiscoveredSandavágur, Faroe Islands
Rundata IDFR 2 M
Text – Native
Old Norse: Þorkell Ǫnundar sonr, austmaðr af Rogalandi, bygði þenna stað fyrst.
Translation
Þorkell Ǫnundr's son, man of the east from Rogaland, lived in this place first.

The Sandavágur stone (FR 2 M) is a runestone that was discovered in the town of Sandavágur on the Faroe Islands in 1917.[1] The stone can today be seen in the Sandavágur Church. [2]

The inscription speaks of Þorkell, a man from Rogaland, Norway who claims to have lived on that place first. He is presumably one of the first settlers, if not the very first one, in the Sandavágur area. In both runes and language the Sandavágur stone corresponds to what is known from Rogaland around the 13th century.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ According to the Sandavágur article.
  2. ^ "Runes in History - The Faroese Stones". Runes 101. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  3. ^ FR 2 - Sandavagur runesten