The Norra Härene Runestone
or Vg 59
is located near Skara
It is a very tall runestone, 3.3 metres tall and 1 metre wide. It was discovered, in 1795, in the walls of the church of Norra Härene, which was a ruin since the 17th century.
Transliteration of the runes into Latin characters
rifnikR : auk : kiali : auk : brunulfR : auk : kifulfR : satu : stin : þonsi : iftiR : fut : faþur : sin : harþa : kuþon : þign : sua : hifiR : osa : as : igi : mun : sum : kuin : ift : uir : siþon : kaurua :: hialmR : auk : hiali : hiaku : runaR *
Transcription into Old Norse
ok Gialli ok BrunulfR
sattu stæin þannsi æftiR
Fot, faður sinn, harða goðan þegn. Sva hæfiR
Asa es æigi mun sum kvæn æft ver siðan gærva. HialmR
ok Hialli hioggu runaR
Translation in English
Hrefningr and Gjalli and Brynjulfr and Gjafulfr placed this stone in memory of Fótr, their father, a very good thegn
. Thus has Ása made, as no other wife in memory of (her) husband will. Hjalmr and Hjalli cut the runes.