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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

Sponsored by Citi

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For Key Stage 2 students

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

Session lasts 90 minutes.

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

Maximum group size: 30

Age: Key Stage 2

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Session dates

November 2014

  • Thursday 6 November 10.30 & 12.30
  • Thursday 27 November 10.30 & 12.30

February 2015

  • Friday 6 February 10.30 & 12.30

March 2015

  • Thursday 12 March 10.30 & 12.30

May 2015

  • Thursday 7 May 10.30 & 12.30

June 2015

  • Friday 12 June 10.30 & 12.30

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