The Tirsted Stone
   

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TIRSTED

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 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

Found: Tirsted Church, Tirsted Kirkevej 2, 4970 Rødby
Present location: Nationalmuseet, Frederiksholms Kanal 12, 1220 København K

The stone is granite, 254 centimetres high, up to 190 centimetres wide and it was carved between 970 and 1020.

The inscription: "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.