The date is uncertain, but the runes were probably carved in the 970s. In addition to the runic inscription, the stone bears a splendid pictorial tale about what is known as “the great animal”. This image is the finest Viking-age carving in Västergötland. The runes are about Olav, who died in Estonia, and was possibly took part in Harald Bluetooth’s ravaging of the east. The runes are carved on a granite block that is more than two metres tall.