The stone was
mentioned for the first time in 1597,
where it stood in Tryggevellet Castle
yard, moved here approximately 1550 by
the vassal Wobislaw Wobitzer, unknown
from where, but it is said to have been
at a nearby mount (Keyserhøyen / Kishøj
or a mount at Hårlev Cemetery).
The strange holes are thought to be made
for transporting the stone somewhere in
Tryggevellet Castle yard, Køgevej 67,
Present location: Nationalmuseet,
Frederiksholms Kanal 12, 1220 København
The stone is
granite, 325 centimetres high, up to 124
centimetres wide and 30-45 centimetres
thick. It was carved
between 900 and 950.
"Ragnhildr, systiR Ulfs, satti
stæin þannsi ok gærði haug þannsi æft,
ok skæið þessi, Gunnulf, ver sinn,
glamulan mann, sun Nærfis. FāiR verða nū
fǿddiR þæim bætri. Sā verði at ræddi(?)
es ælti(?) stæin þannsi eða heðan dragi."
Translated: Ragnhildr, Ulfr's
sister, placed this stone and made this
mound, and this ship(-setting), in
memory of her husband Gunnulfr, a
clamorous man, Nerfir's son. Few will
now be born better than him. A
warlock(?) be he who damages(?) this
stone or drags it (away) from here.