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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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  • Museum number

    2010,4135.2

  • Description

    Boxed Nokia '3220' wave & pay mobile phone.(back) White background with dark blue and light blue at centre, with wave&pay logo. Camera lense at top right.
    (front) Box, white, blue and green, with company name and tagline at bottom right. Inside box, instructions for use, blue plastic phone protector and charger. Mobile phone white background with light blue border and dark blue centre. Screen at top with key pad at centre.

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  • Date

    • 2010
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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 137 millimetres
    • Width: 190 millimetres
    • Thickness: 80 millimetres
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2010

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    2010,4135.2

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