This stone stood in
the south churchyard in 1627, but is
said to be moved from a mount east of
the church. Yet in 1889 a ford was
called Runestensvad. The stone have
possible been placed at a mount here. Inf
1652, the stone was required to
Copenhagen, but the mighty stone got no
further than to the harbour of Nysted.
Here it lay until the early 1800s, where
it was finally taken to Copenhagen. In
1817 it came to Trinity Cemetery, and in
1867 to the National Museum
Church, Tirsted Kirkevej 2, 4970 Rødby.
Present location: Nationalmuseet,
Frederiksholms Kanal 12, 1220 København
The stone is
granite, 254 centimetres high, up to 190
centimetres wide and it was carved
between 970 and 1020.
"Āsrāðr ok Hildu[ng]R/Hildv[ig]R/Hildu[lf]R
ræisþu stæin þannsi æft Frāða/Frǣða,
frǣnda sinn sinn, en hann vas þā fǣkn(?)
vera, en hann varð dauðr ā Svīþiūðu ok
vas fyrs[t](?) ī(?) Friggis(?) liði(?)
þā alliR vīkingaR."
Translated: Ástráðr and Hildungr/Hildvígr/Hildulfr
raised this stone in memory of Fraði/Freði,
their kinsman. And he was then the
terror(?) of men. And he died in Sweden
and was the first(?) in(?) Friggir's(?)
retinue(?) and then: all Vikings.