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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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tile

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1999,0703.2

  • Description

    Earthenware tile, solid buff body inlaid in red with a Tudor rose.

  • Date

    • 1860-1880
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 104 millimetres
    • Width: 104 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    The tile is either a duplicate supplied by the manufacturers to be used at a later date as replacements, or samples for floors that were never actually laid. Only two small areas of the ground floor appear ever to have been laid with tiles, during the late nineteenth-century phase of extensions to the college, of 1877-89. In set with 1999,0703.1-3

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  • Condition

    good

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1999

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1999,0703.2

tile; earthenware with inlaid decoration

tile; earthenware with inlaid decoration

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