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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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amulet-ring

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    AF.1001

  • Description

    Amulet-ring; gold; nielloed; flat hoop with interior and exterior inscriptions.

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 0.86 inches
    • Weight: 77 grains
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Greek/Latin mixed
      • Inscription Position

        hoop(exterior)
      • Inscription Transliteration

        +BNDROT.BARPC:IIROG
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        hoop(interior)
  • Curator's comments

    Text from Dalton 1912, Catalogue of Finger Rings
    From St Germans. Obtained in 1882.

  • Bibliography

    • Dalton 1912 867 bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1897

  • Acquisition notes

    Obtained 1882.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    AF.1001

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