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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.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2006,0307.157

  • Denomination

    • euro
  • Description

    Coin, the outer ring is made of nickel brass and the inner ring is made of a copper nickel alloy.(obverse) The inner ring has a series of patterns with the first inscription in a circular design and the second in the centre. The outer ring has a decoration of stars.
    (reverse) The inner ring has the inscription and an image of Europe and some stars.

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  • Authority

  • Date

    • 2002
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 7.6 grammes
    • Diameter: 22.46 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        1 EURO
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        PORTUGAL
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        PORTUGAL 2002
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2006

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    2006,0307.157

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