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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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purse

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    OA.766

  • Description

    Purse-bar; bronze; round loop; grooved, rounded edges.

  • Materials

  • Type series

    • London type B3
  • Dimensions

    • Length: 11.1 centimetres
  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    OA.766

Field of view: 30 x 22 mm. Detail photograph before conservation treatment to remove deteriorated PU-foam. Object was stored in B4026, P&E departmental corridor 05-2008. 
Purse-bar; bronze; round loop; grooved, rounded edges.

Detail: Other

Field of view: 30 x 22 mm. Detail photograph before conservation treatment to remove deteriorated PU-foam. Object was stored in B4026, P&E departmental corridor 05-2008. Purse-bar; bronze; round loop; grooved, rounded edges.

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