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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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  • Denomination

    • pound, 10
  • Description

    Lettre de crédit circulaire.(obverse) Inscription, centre; two oblong vignettes containing stylized lettering, left and right; two unfilled oblong signature-spaces, lower left and right.
    (reverse) Inscription, centre.

  • Authority

  • Date

    • 20thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 22.5 millimetres
    • Width: 12.2 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        obverse above centre
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

        LETTRE DE CRÉDIT CIRCULAIRE Pour £10 Sterlins. à Messierrs, Londres, ce...190...Messieurs les Banquiers désignés dans notre Lettre d'Indication. Messierus, Cette Lettre vous sera remise par M...dont vous touverez la signature dans notre Lettre d'Indication susdite...Nous vous prions de vouloir bien lui compter, sans frais quelconques, la valeur DIX Livres Sterlins, au cours à usance sur Londres, contre sa traite ci-jointe...Veuillez agréez Messieurs, l'assurance de notre haute considération.
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        reverse centre
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

        à Barclay Company Limited. 54 Lombard Street, Londres. £10 Livres Sterlins. À sept jours de vue préfix payez à l'Ordre de M...DIX Livres Sterlins, valeur reçue à...ce...
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  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number



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