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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

    1997,0903.29

  • Denomination

    • piso (1)
  • Description

    Nickel plated steel coin.(obverse) Head of Jose Rizal, centre right, surrounded by inscription and denomination.
    (reverse) Design of the sun over a mountain, with water in the foreground, surrounded by a cog shape, and then an inscription in an outer circle.

  • Authority

  • Date

    • 1993
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 5.35 grammes
    • Diameter: 24 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS 1995
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse in-field
      • Inscription Content

        JOSE RIZAL
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS 1993
      • Inscription Type

        denominational mark
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        1 PISO
  • Location

    G68/15/3

  • Exhibition history

    Coin spiral

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition date

    1997

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    1997,0903.29

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