The Skovlænge Stone
   

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SKOVLÆNGE

the runestone

General Info
Map of Runes
The Runes
FALSTER
Sønder_Kirkeby
FYN
Bregninge F
Glavendrup
Faaborg
Nørre Nærå
Rønninge
LOLLAND
Brenninge L
Skovlænge
Sædinge
Tillitse
Tirsted
Tågerup
ZEALAND
Alsted
Eggeslevmagle
Fjenneslev
Flemløse 1
Flemløse 2
Gørlev 1
Gørlev 2
Kallerup
Sandby 2 (+1)
Sandby 3
Snoldelev
Sønderby
Tryggevælde
Tårnborg
Vordingborg
JUTLAND
Öland, Sweden
ANCIENT STONES

It was found between Skovlænge and Gurreby on Lolland in a stone bridge at an incalculable mount around 1627. Uncertain whether it was a paved road or a bridge. Despite it was asked to be brought to Copenhagen in 1652, it still remained in the stone bridge in 1765. After being moved to the vicarage in Skovlænge, it was brought to Maribo Museum in 1894, where it until the autumn of 2014 was located outdoors.

Found: Between Skovlænge and Gurreby on Lolland.
Present location: Stiftsmuseet in Maribo. Banegårdspladsen 11, 4930 Maribo.

The stone is granite, 140 centimetres high, 106 centimetres wide and around 30 centimetres thick. The runes were made around 970-1020 where the ornaments might date further back.

The inscription: "Āstrāðr rēsþi stēn þessi æftiR Iūta, faður sinn, harða gōðan þegn."
Translated: Ástráðr raised this stone in memory of Júti, his father, a very good þegn.


An old photo with the runes drawn-up