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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


Robert Bracey

Project curator: Kushan coins

Department: Coins and Medals


+44 (0)20 7323 8585

Academia profile 


Robert is responsible for curating the South and Central Asian collections in the Department of Coins and Medals. His own research focuses on the region encompassed by North India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, from the first to the fourth centuries AD. This includes the Hellenistic period, Bactrian and Indo-Greeks, and the Kushan dynasty. He is presently the assistant editor of the Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society

He is presently working on Beyond Boundaries, an ERC funded projected dedicated to the study of regional interaction in South and South-East Asia in the mid-first millenium AD. He has previously worked on the Kushan Coins Project and will be involved with Joe Cribb in producing a type catalogue of Kushan coins based on the collection at the British Museum. He is also working with Empires of Faith, a Leverhulme funded project looking at comparative art history from Europe to India in the first millenium AD.