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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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    MOVEMENT AND DIAL OF A VERGE WATCH. . Full-plate with four square baluster pillars. Barrel with tangent-screw set-up between the plates. Fusee with chain; integral steel stop-work spring and stop-iron. Four wheel train. Verge escapement. Steel 3-arm balance: spiral balance spring: geared regulator with silver index disc. Pierced and engraved gilt brass balance cock with steel coqueret. White enamel dial: hours I-XII, minutes 5-60. Pierced gold hands. Wind through dial. Case missing.


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    • 1750-1755
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    • Diameter: 39.1 millimetres
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        L-David Carré APARIS No 361
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    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

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