The Norum Font (Bo NIYR 3)
This is a carved slate baptismal font made in c. 1100. One side of the font it shows Gunnar lying in the snake pit surrounded by four snakes and with a harp at his feet. (Gunnar in the snake pit was used as a Biblical typology similar to that of Daniel in the lion den – both symbolizing Christ emerging unscathed from Hell.
The inscription end with five bind runes. The meaning of these bind runes is not understood.
Latin alphabet transliteration :
svæn : kærðe
Old Norse transcription:
Sveinn gerði m[ik](?).
Sveinn made me(?).