Size: 1.74 m x 1.12 m
The original inscription:
Helga reste sten denna efter Rolf,
bonde sin (make sin) Gud hjälpe anden hans.
The inscription in English:
Helga raised this stone in memory of
Rolf, her master (husband). May God help his soul.
The arms of the cross are alright, the ring at the centre is
uneven. The blades almost make a square. The eyes are round
and even. The head is well shaped but oddly enough the
tongue is missing. Unless it was forgotten, raking light
might reveal it.
Rune 12, the S, was forgotten at first but was squeezed in
All the S-runes were simplified and carved with half head
The same type of runes can be found on
U 1154 and U
Erik often had troubles with
the S-runes and might have thought that he had found a
solution. The commissioners, however, seemed
less pleased, and after those three stones, Erik never
carved this type of S-runes again.
Below, you can see an article in Swedish on U 793,
taken from the book Upplands Runskrifter.