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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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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Marshall,B2.182

  • Description

    Marshall, Taxila, plate 182, nos 208, 211, 221-6, a, 228-39, 241-3, 245-52, 366 (Photos.) Mirrors, tooth pick and ear cleaners combined, pins with heart, globular, cube and bead heads, forcep, khol phials and stoppers in the form of bulls and peacocks, cylindrical casket decorated on rim with swags.

  • Date

    • 1950 (circa)
  • Dimensions

    • Length: 16.2 centimetres
    • Width: 11 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        annotation
      • Inscription Content

        Copper and bronze, plate 62
  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: BM

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    Marshall,B2.182

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