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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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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1994,1001.19.a-d

  • Description

    Four earthenware tiles, deep sandwich of brown/red between buff, inlaid with black, forming a four-tile motif of scrolling chain around a central square. Maker's mark on reverse.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1860-1880 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 10.6 centimetres
    • Width: 10.6 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        maker's mark
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        W. GODWIN
      • Inscription Comment

        Impressed
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1994

  • Acquisition notes

    Purchased at a salvage company auction in Gloucestershire from a collection owned by a former employee of the Godwin factory, as part of a group, 1994, 1001.1-21. See also 1995,0205.1-6, from the same auction.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1994,1001.19.a-d

Four earthenware tiles, deep sandwich of brown/red between buff, inlaid with black, forming a four-tile motif of scrolling chain around a central square. Maker's mark on reverse.

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