The Snoldelev Stone
   

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SNOLDELEV

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

This stone was found around 1770 at a mount in a rocky area from which the peasants had collected stone. Later archaeological excavations have shown a burial site with, among other things, a rich woman's grave from early Viking Age.
A large hanger entered partially below the rune inscription shows that the stone is recycled as the runestone. Along the runes, a triskele (old solar sign) and a newer solar sign/swastika is found.

Found: Somewhere around Snoldelev near Roskilde
Present location: Nationalmuseet, Frederiksholms Kanal 12, 1220 København K

The stone is granite and 124 centimetres high, 74 centimetres wide  and 50 centimetres thick. It was made around 700 to 800.

The inscription: "Gunnvalds stæinn, sonaR Hrōalds, þulaR ā Salhaugum."
Translated: Gunnvaldr's stone, Hróaldr's son, reciter of Salhaugar.