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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


Paramdip Khera

Project Curator: Islamic coins
Islamic coins, Indo-Islamic coins and Sikh coins.

Department: Coins and Medals


+44 (0)20 7323 8139


Paramdip is currently working on the Zayed National Museum Project. Her responsibilities include undertaking research on coins and paper money of the Islamic world and advising for the Zayed National Museum on the monetary history of the UAE.

Paramdip’s general research interest is in the history and archaeology of the Middle East, India and Pakistan. Her numismatic interests include Islamic coins, Indo-Islamic coins including coins of the Delhi Sultanate, Mughal coins and coins from the Sikh Empire.

Current projects

Zayed National Museum Project.

Previous projects

Objects in Focus, Room 3 Exhibition Sikh Fortress Turban 17 February-17 April 2011

HSBC Money Gallery displays:
Persian Influence on Indian Coins, 1 Dec 2009 - 1 March 2010
Sikh Heritage: a new display, 10 Sept 2006 - 1 Jan 2007

Paramdip has previously worked on the ‘Masson Project’ with Dr. Elizabeth Errington and helped with the ‘Splendor of Isfahan’ (2009) exhibition in gallery 69a, curated by Dr. Vesta Curtis.

Cataloguing the British Museum collection of Sikh coins and working extensively with the Mughal, Safavid and Qajar coin collections.

Recent publications

P. Khera Catalogue of Sikh Coins in the British Museum (British Museum Research Publication, 190, December 2011).