On the Origin and Early History of the Runic Script

On the Origin and Early History of the Runic Script – Typology and Graphic Variation in the Older Futhark

Bengt Odenstedt

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  • Published 1990
  • Isbn 9185352209
  • Type Paperback
  • 181 pages
  • English

The front cover shows the fifth-century rune-stone from Mojbro, Uppland (now in Statens Historiska Museum, Stockholm). The runes should be read from right to left, beginning with the bottom line. They are: frawaradaR / anahahaislagina/R. The meaning of this is disputed; the most widely accepted interpretation is probably "Frawarad on the horse is slain".