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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

    2008,4102.2

  • Denomination

    • fils,50
  • Description

    White metal coin.(obverse) Image of a sailing ship in the centre of coin. Text around edges in latin and arabic script. Date and denomination.
    (reverse) Stylised flower image in centre of coin, with text around the coin edges. Text in latin and arabic script.

  • Authority

  • Date

    • 1964
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 28 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        50 FILS / 1964
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        SOUTH ARABIA
  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2008

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    2008,4102.2

Round white metal coin.

Obverse & Reverse

Round white metal coin.

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