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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

    2008,4194.473

  • Denomination

    • centavo, 50
  • Description

    Cupronickel coin.(obverse) National coat of arms to the centre, with inscription above and date below.
    (reverse) Image of a Lempira brave, inscription around the outer edge.

  • Authority

  • Date

    • 2005
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 5.05 grammes
    • Diameter: 23 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Spanish
      • Inscription Content

        50 CENTAVOS DE LEMPIRA
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Spanish
      • Inscription Content

        REPUBLICA DE HONDURAS / 2005
  • Location

    G68/15/3

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2008

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    2008,4194.473

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