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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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token

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2010,4113.2

  • Denomination

    • cent, 10
  • Description

    Token.(obverse) Denomination.
    (reverse) Soldier with children.

  • Authority

  • Date

    • 2008
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 40 millimetres
  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2010

  • Acquisition notes

    "Acquired in the British Embassy Canteen during my recent visit to Kabul (27-30 March). All prices are in $US, and small change is given in tokens" (John Curtis, 31 March 2010).

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    2010,4113.2

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