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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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  • Description

    Silver bracelet of simple design using stampwork at the centre and on the tips.

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    • 1920-1930
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    This type of bracelet is called a 'child's bracelet' it is of simple design and does not have any turquoise, and was probably destined for sale.

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  • Acquisition notes

    Donated by Paul S. and Mary M. Bosley of Massuchusetts, USA, through the American Friends of the British Museum. The collection, now mostly housed at the BM as Am 1998, 07 and Am 1999, 04 was assembled in the late 1970s. This collection is to be viewed in conjunction with the collection Am 1998,07 which was bought through purchase.

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    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

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Silver bracelet of simple design using stampwork at the centre and on the tips.



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