The Saleby Runestone
or Vg 67
, in Västergötland
, is one of few runestones
that are raised after women. It ends with a curse on the one who destroys the memorial. A similar curse also appears on the Tryggevælde Runestone
and the Glavendrup stone
It was discovered in 1794, in the walls of the church of Saleby. It is 2.7 metres tall and c. 0.45 cm wide.
Transliteration of the runes into Latin characters
+ fraustin + karþi + kubl * þausi + aftiR + þuru + kunu + sino + su ... ...(s) + tutiR bast + miþ + altum + uarþi at + rata + au=k + at arkRi '+ kunu + saR + ias haukui + krus + -... + uf + briuti
Transcription into Old Norse
Frøystæinn gærði kumbl þausi æftiR
Þoru, konu sina. Su [va]R
, bæzt með aldum. Verði at ok at argRi konu saR es haggvi [i] krus, ... of briuti.
Translation in English
Freysteinn made these monuments in memory of Þóra, his wife. She was ... daughter, the best of her generation. May he who cuts to pieces ... breaks ... become a warlock and a maleficient woman ...