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Sønder Vissing Runestone


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Sønder Vissing I or DR 55 is a runestone located in the church of Sønder Vissing in eastern Jutland, Denmark. Sønder Vissing is a small settlement located in Horsens municipality approximately 20 kilometres south of Silkeborg, 20 kilometres west of Skanderborg and 40 kilometres northeast of the Viking monuments of Jelling.
Sønder Vissing I was discovered in 1836 as part of the stone fence around the church cemetery. and became the object of a study by P. G. Thorsen published as Den Søndervissingske Runesten in 1839. It dates from the second half of the 10th century and was raised by Harald Bluetooth's first wife Tofa after her mother. Tofa was the daughter of Mstivoj, a king of the Obodrites, and the stone is one of few runestones raised after a woman.

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