Lingsberg Stones, Part I

‘Dan auk Húskarl auk Svæinn auk Holmfríðr, þau mǿðgin létu rétta stæin þenna æftir Halfdan, faður þæira Dans, auk Holmfríðr at búanda sinn.’
‘Dan and Húskarl and Svæin and Holmfríđ, they, mother and sons, had this stone raised after Halfdan, the father of Dan and his brothers, and Holmfríđ after her husband.’

The first of the two Lingsberg Runestones (U 240) raised by the sons of Halfdan. They are rather typical runic monuments, commemorating dead kinsmen. The first, commemorating Halfdan, is co-signed by Halfdan’s wife and their mother, Holmfríđ.

Photo: U 240, Lingsberg by Wikimedia User:Berig, CC BY-SA 3.0 / Link

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