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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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    Goblet; glass; tall; rests on ribbed knop and stem composed of spirally twisted glass rod enclosing white and red spiral threads and formed into circle flanked by clear glass denticulations, encircling multi-petalled flower of white opaque glass streaked with red, yellow and blue; dark blue stem; ribbed baluster stem; ribbed baluster stem and bell-foot.


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    • 17thC
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    • Height: 33 centimetres
    • Diameter: 10 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Tait 1979 146 bibliographic details
    • Nesbitt 1871 p.105, fig.171 bibliographic details
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    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

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Object reference number: MCN15119

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