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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

    2004,0125.50

  • Denomination

    • euro, 2
  • Description

    Coin; cupro-nickel, outer ring nickel-brass, nickel, nickel-brass layered inner ring.(obverse) Stylised profile portrait of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, 12 stars around edge.
    (reverse) Map of Europe at right, with stars and diagonal lines.

  • Producer name

  • Authority

  • Date

    • 2002
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 8.43 grammes
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        edge
      • Inscription Content

        2 * * 2 * * 2 * * 2 * * 2 * * 2 * *
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Content

        GC
        mint marks
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        English
      • Inscription Content

        2
        EURO
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        LËTZEBUERG
        2002
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        LL
  • Location

    G68/15/3

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2004

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    2004,0125.50

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