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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


Amelia Dowler

Curator of Greek and Roman provincial coins

Department: Coins and Medals


+44 (0)20 7323 8577


Amelia Dowler is responsible for all the Greek and Roman provincial coins in the Museum. Her particular interests are Bithynia, and the other Hellenistic Kingdoms of Asia Minor, fourth century BC history and numismatics, Athenian ‘imitation’ coins, North African history and numismatics.

She is also responsible for coordinating volunteers and interns in the department.

Current projects

Money in Africa

Recent publications

Richard Abdy and Amelia Dowler, Coins and the Bible, (Spink, 2013)

Ed. AJ Dowler & ER Galvin, Money, Trade and Trade Routes in pre-Islamic North Africa (British Museum Press, 2011)

A. Dowler, ‘Review of SNG Society of Antiquaries, Newcastle upon Tyne ed. A Meadows and R Williams’ Journal of Hellenic Studies 127 (2007)