As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
stöng Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (gen. stangar; pl. stangir and stengr), f.
- 1) staff, pole (taka mikla s. ok binda við hvíta blæju);
- 2) a standard-pole, = merkis~ (jarl tók merkit af ~inni); láta menn ganga undir s., to make them go under the staff (in order to be counted); bera fé til stangar or stanga, to carry the goods to the banner (in order to be rightfully distributed).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛏᚢᚾᚴ
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