The Sædinge Stone
   

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SÆDINGE

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
ANCIENT STONES

Allegedly it was found around 1830 on a field near the border between the parishes of Holeby and Sædinge, where it was endangered by agricultural activities. Therefore, a hole was dug into which the stone was sunk. But it was not deep enough, for in 1854 the stone lay on the surface again. It was too heavy to move, so it was split into nine pieces to transport him to Nebbellunge. It was rediscovered around 1859 in connection with ploughing near an old Fords. It seems like the runes only were discovered here. The pieces were collected several times.

Found: Field near Sædinge
Present location: Stiftsmuseet in Maribo. Banegårdspladsen 11, 4930 Maribo

The stone is red and gray granite and 174 centimetres high, 79 centimetres wide and 69 centimetres thick. The inscription was made around 970-1020.

The inscription: "Þōrvī gat gørvan stæin þannsi [æft] Krōk, ver sinn, en hann vas [þā?] allra driū[gastr](?) sundrsvēa ok suðrdana. Kvǫl āt ha[l]/ha[nn], af normænnum sem bæstr. Hann vas [þā?] sundrsvēa ok"
Translated: Þyrvé got this stone made ... Krókr, her husband, and he was [then](?) the most resolute(?) of all Sunder-Swedes and South Danes. Torment ate(?) him/the hero, the best of Northmen. He was [there/ then](?) the Sunder-Swedes' end/yoke(?).