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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


Eleanor Ghey

Project curator, Roman coin hoards

Department: Coins and Medals


+44 (0)20 7323 8551

Eleanor Ghey works part-time in the department on the recording and cataloguing of coin hoards reported as Treasure under UK law.

Eleanor also works part-time as a Documentation Assistant for the British Museum’s Documentation Section. She has research interests in Roman and Iron Age Britain and North-West Europe.


Collections Online at the British Museum, in The British Museum and the Future of UK Numismatics, Proceedings of a Conference held to mark the 150th anniversary of the British Museum’s Department of Coins and Medals, 2011, ed. B. Cook, (London, The British Museum Press, 2011), pp.68-70.

A catalogue of the Roman Republican Coins in the British Museum, with descriptions and chronology based on M.H Crawford, Roman Republican Coinage, with I. Leins (ed.) and M.H. Crawford (contribution by) 1974, (British Museum online catalogue 2010)

Coin Hoards from Roman Britain XII, with R.Abdy, I. Leins and C. Hughes (eds.), (Wetteren, Moneta, 2009)