Mask Stone - Moesgård Museum - Højbjerg, DK
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N 56° 05.291 E 010° 13.415
32V E 576136 N 6216568
Quick Description: Danish Runic Inscription 66 or DR 66, also known as the Mask stone, is a granite Viking Age memorial runestone that was discovered in Aarhus, Denmark. The inscription features a facial mask and memorializes a man who died in a battle.
Location: Denmark
Date Posted: 9/8/2021 9:29:23 AM
Waymark Code: WM14XR0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
"The runestone is famous for bearing a depiction of a facial mask and an Old Norse runic inscription describing a battle between kings, which also appears on Västergötland Runic Inscription 40. There is insufficient evidence to establish which battle the inscription refers to, but the Battle of Svolder and the Battle of Helgeån have been proposed as candidates. The mask depicted has been explained by the Moesgård Museum as "probably intended to be protection against evil spirits.""

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The inscription reads:

Translation in English
A Gunnulfr and Eygautr/Auðgautr and Áslakr and Hrólfr raised
B this stone in memory of Fúl, their partner, who died
C when kings fough
Runestone Type: Nordic

Parking or Additional Point: N 56° 05.173 E 010° 13.409

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