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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

    EA10580

  • Description

    Papyrus; Coptic epistolary(?) text expressing dependance on the recipient.

  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 14 centimetres (frame)
    • Width: 14 centimetres (frame)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Coptic
  • Bibliography

    • Crum 1939 42 and 32 bibliographic details
  • Condition

    Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Papyrus: insect attack, fractured Black ink (smudged) Tabbed: kraft paper Tabbed: white paper Mount Details: Sandwich: glass Binding: cloth Object Priority: B Mount Priority: A Overall Condition: B Curatorial condition comment: fair

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA10580

  • Registration number

    OC.1226

  • Additional IDs

    • O.CrumVC 100 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)

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