Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Sanda Runestone

Sanda Runestone Sö 266. The Sanda Runestone in Österhaninge. Jim has translated the inscription: "Jorun lät resa stenen efter Andvätt, sin och Anunds son. Asbjörn (ristade). Jorun had the stone raised after Andvätt, his and Anunds son. Asbjörn carved the stone. Another possible translation looks like this: Jórunnr had the stone raised in memory of Andvéttr, his son, and in memory of Ônundr's. Ásbjǫrn. The rune stone was discovered in 1850 at a pasture in the area, and was moved to it's current position (in the back garden at the Sanda estate), around 1870.

10 comments:

Lowell said...

I don't know why someone would want to ruin a good runestone by writing on it! ;-)

Must be quite old...

VP said...

The two translations send quite different messages...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Runestones always seem so mysterious to me, can anyone today actually translate or are they just educated guesses!

Birdman said...

That's quite a rock!

Stefan Jansson said...

I can't translate the futark myself, so I have to trust what the experts say. Most rune stones date back to the Viking era, so it should be around one thousand years old.

LONDONLULU said...

Another terrific photo of an intriguing relic. It always amazes me that people can translate something so removed in time.

Mo said...

I do love learning about these runes

JM said...

Fascinating!

JK said...

Nice stone

AL said...

Just amazing that it has stood for so long...and the writing is still reasonably good.