The Sønderby Kirke Stone
   

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SØNDER KIRKEBY

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

The stone was discovered in 1802 as a cut piece in Sonder Kirkeby Church north-western wall. In 1809, it was taken out, and sent to Copenhagen. The stone was displayed in Rundetårn (the Round Tower) and then in 1867; moved to the National Museum.

Found: Sønderby Kirke, Busserisvej 1, 4800 Nykøbing Falster
Present location: Nationalmuseet, Frederiksholms Kanal 12, 1220 København K

The stone is granite, 79 centimetres high, 71 centimetres wide and 17 to 35 centimetres thick. It was carved somewhere between 950 and 1000.

The inscription "[Sa]ssurr satti stēn þennsi æft Āsgo[t] brōður sinn, en [hann] varð dǿðr ā Go[tlandi](?). Þōrr vīgi rūnaR [þessi]."
Translated: (Sa)ssur placed this stone in memory of Ásgautr his brother, and [he] died on Go(tland). May Þórr hallow [these] runes.