Worm, a Danish academic active in many fields found many runic
artifacts. Among them is the Tullstorp stone from Skåne, Sweden from
the 11th century, on which is a lion-like animal. The horn is also
engraved with runic ornaments.
just south of Gotland in the Baltic Sea, is the second largest Swedish
island. The rune stone on the stamp below is from the 11th century.
It is at the Köping church. Two serpents with runes border the stone .
A third serpent can be seen at the bottom of the stamp biting the leg
of the large animal (perhaps a deer or elk). The style of the carving
is reminiscent of the carving of the Urness portal (see
http://sio.midco.net/danstopicalstamps/runestones.htm#2 ), also
from the late 11th century. Characteristic of the Urness style are the
spiral hip, animals biting each other, and the large (sometimes almond
rune-stone was raised by Jorun in memory of Ol-Arnir. It shows a
horseman with runic inscriptions below and on the left side. The
horseman is interpreted by L. Jacobsen, Evje-Stenen og
Alstat-Stenen, Oslo, 1933, p. 30, as Högne, the murderer of
Sigurd. A later inscription was added by a certain Igle to commemorate
his son, Thorald.
Three rune stones have been discovered in the Faroe Islands. Shortly after the church
in Sandavágur on the island of Vágur in the Faroe Islands was
consecrated in 1917, a rune stone was discovered nearby. The stone was
moved inside the church and now stands near the altar. The inscription
dates from the 13th century. It reads "Torkjell Onundarson, an
easterner from Rogaland, built first in this place." This is the stone
in the foreground of the stamp. The runes in the background are from
the stone unearthed at the site of the cathedral at Kirkjubour in
1832. It dates to about 1100, is only partially decipherable, and is
preserved in the National Museum in Copenhagen.
In 1362 Swedish nobles who
had left fiefs in Finland took part in the election of a Swedish king,
Haakon VI, Haakon Magnusson. Haakon was also king of Norway at this
time. After his election he was hoisted up on the Mora stone so the
electors could pay homage. The stone disappeared in the 15th century.
The stone on the stamp is the artist's re-creation of the stone with
the two words, MAUNU HAAK N, Magnus and Haakon.