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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.

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papyrus

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA10577

  • Description

    Papyrus; Coptic epistolary text both sides(one line verso).

  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 34.5 centimetres (frame)
    • Width: 33 centimetres (frame)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        both sides
      • Inscription Language

        Coptic
  • Bibliography

    • Crum 1939 23 and 17 bibliographic details
  • Condition

    Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Papyrus: bloom, fractured, lifting, loss, deposit Black ink (smudged) Tabbed: kraft paper Mount Details: Sandwich: glass Binding: cloth Object Priority: B Mount Priority: A Overall Condition: B Curatorial condition comment: fair - lacunae

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA10577

  • Registration number

    OC.1225

  • Additional IDs

    • O.CrumVC 46 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)

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