Rune stone, Hovgården, Hov, Östergötland, Sweden

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Where: HOVGÅRDEN 113, 592 92 Skänninge, Sweden

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When: 01 January 1894

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Runestone (Ög 77) at Hovgården in Hov. In the middle a cross. The inscription says: "Tunna/Tonna placed this stone in memory of her husband Þorfastr. He was the most unvillainous of men. ".

Runsten (Ög 77) vid Hovgården i Hov. I mitten ett kors. Ristningen säger: "Tunna satte denna sten efter sin man Torfast. Han var av människor minst en niding".

Parish (socken): Hov
Province (landskap): Östergötland
Municipality (kommun): Vadstena
County (län): Östergötland

Photograph by: Erik Brate
Date: 1894
Format: Glass plate negative

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Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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    • 08/Sep/2009 04:16:18


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    Ewa's Oceans

    • 11/Sep/2009 16:51:00

    Great ... And I like the light here !

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    • 13/Sep/2009 19:38:47

    I think this is Ög 77.

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    Swedish National Heritage Board

    • 14/Sep/2009 07:05:16

    pieter_kuiper: You are absolutely right, Ög 77 is the right number. The number was correct in our own photo database though. Thanks for noticing. :) Ög 106 is this one: [ ] /Johan C

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    • 28/Oct/2009 17:41:27

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Runes and runic inscriptions, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    • 07/Jan/2011 16:06:31

    the cross, I'm guessing, is a sun symbol

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    Swedish National Heritage Board

    • 11/Jan/2011 13:44:09

    ihynz7: It's a Christian cross. Most of the Swedish rune stones are from the missionary stage in Sweden (ca 830 - 1100 AD). Many had already turned to Christianity and wanted to mark that with a cross or a prayer on the monument they raised over deceased relatives. About 60 % of the Swedish rune stones are engraved with a Christian cross or a prayer, or both. Heathen symbols are very rare. Read more about rune stones on Wikipedia: /Anna B.

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    • 27/Feb/2012 00:42:12

    hi Im darya this graet