Rökstenen Runestone From Östergötland – The Viking Dragon

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Rökstenen Runestone From Östergötland

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Ornamental upright replica of the Rökstenen runestone from Östergötland and the largest of our runestone replicas.

Sweden has the largest number of surviving runestones than any other Scandinavian country, with around 2500 runestones discovered to present day. We have a selection of some of the most famous runestones from Sweden, scaled down so they can be displayed comfortably in your home as beautiful ornamental pieces. Each stone is free standing and handmade in Sweden from a gypsum based material and have the feel of real stone.

  • The Rökstenen runestone in Östergötland has the longest known runic inscription with almost 800 characters. Runes cover all sides of the stone.
  • The unique inscription on this runestone contains several allusions to heroic poems and legends from the 10th century that have now been lost to us. One stanza near the middle is in exactly the same metre as the poetic Edda. It reads "At the time Tjodrik the brave, Chieftain of the warriors at sea, ruled the shore of the sea of Reid. Now he is on horseback armed, on his Gotic horse, with shield on his shoulder, the most important of märingar."
  • Height 16cm (6.2"), width 8cm (3.15"), depth 2.5cm (1").
  • Weight 445g (15.7oz).