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A New Runic Inscription from Sockburn Hall, County Durham: E 19 Sockburn
University of York.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9814-0746
2019 (English)In: Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies, ISSN 1892-0950, E-ISSN 2003-296X, Vol. 8, p. 89-110Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In May 2014, a previously unknown runic inscription was recognised by a team of academics and doctoral students visiting Sockburn Hall, County Dur­ham. Sockburn was an important ecclesiastical centre as early as the eighth cen­tury, and an outstanding collection of stone sculpture of Viking Age and later medi­eval date is witness to the continued importance of the site in later cen­turies. The fragmentary inscription is in Viking Age Scandi­navian runes and is inter­preted here as part of a memorial inscription in Viking Age Norse. The inscrip­tion has marked similarities with inscriptions from the Isle of Man, in­clud­ing the use of the word krus ‘cross’ and parallels between the rune forms of the in­scrip­tion and those of inscriptions from the Isle of Man. The occurrence of the Goidelic personal name Máel Muire in the memorial inscrip­tion is further evidence for links with the Irish Sea region. This is an important discovery, demon­strating the existence of a Norse-speaking community with links to the Irish Sea region at or near Sockburn in the tenth or early eleventh century.

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2019. Vol. 8, p. 89-110
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Scandinavian runes, runestone, Sockburn (County Durham), find report, Viking Age, krus (ON kross), (parallels with) Isle of Man
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-385701DOI: 10.33063/diva-385701OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-385701DiVA, id: diva2:1333695
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