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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


School workshop
What did the Romans use as money?

Clore Centre for Education
Free, booking essential

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

Citi Bank

Supported by Citi

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For KS2 students

By handling real items in the collection and exploring the Citi Money Gallery (Room 68), students will have the opportunity to discover and understand the development of money in Roman Britain and its role in society around the world.

Cancellation and no-show charges apply. See full terms and conditions

Maximum group: 30

Session lasts 90 minutes

Curriculum links: History and financial education

Age: Key Stage 2

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Students handle Roman coins in a Citi Money Gallery workshop.

Session dates

June 2015

  • Friday 12 June 10.30 & 12.30

November 2015

  • Thursday 5 November 10.30 & 12.30
  • Thursday 26 November 10.30 & 12.30

February 2016

  • Friday 5 February 10.30 & 12.30

March 2016

  • Thursday 10 March 10.30 & 12.30

April 2016

  • Friday 29 April 10.30 & 12.30

July 2016

  • Friday 8 July 10.30 & 12.30

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