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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

 

Financial education

Resources

Ancient Rome and Roman Britain

Featuring more than a thousand objects from the Museum’s extensive collections, the Citi Money Gallery looks at the history of the world through the lens of money, from 4500 years ago to the latest developments in digital technology.

More about the gallery 

 

Supported by Citi

Citi

History of money: image bank 
KS 1 & 2

Money week: image bank 
KS 1 & 2

Money and art: image bank 
KS 3-5

Money and citizenship: image bank 
KS 3-5

Money and economics: image bank 
KS 3-5

Money and mathematics: image bank 
KS 3-5

Critical consumer 
KS 4

Financial loop game 
KS 3-5

How do you constuct a 50p? 
KS 3

Note-ably different 
KS 3

Warhol Challenge 
KS 3-5

Which coin is which 
KS 3

Sessions

School session

Citi Money Gallery Talks

KS3,4 & 5

A series of interactive talks designed to help students engage with the collection and explore concepts related to money.

School session

Money handling and financial education

KS3,4 & 5

Students handle objects from the collection to develop an awareness of the role of money and an appreciation of its uses.

School session

Money in the Museum

KS3,4 & 5

Students undertake a number of activities around the museum based on the theme of money.

School session

Budge-it budgets

KS3,4 & 5

This session draws on historical and modern examples to consider the notions of spending and saving.

School session

What did the Romans use as money?

KS2

Students explore the development of money in Roman Britain and its role in society around the world.


Books

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