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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

    1992,0509.1-4

  • Description

    Four sandwich tiles, plastic clay body, red between buff, inlaid in red, blue, white, brown and grey; forming a repeat pattern of interlaced scrolls. Two colour variants are represented: 1992,0509.2 & 3 feature three white bands within the scroll, whilst 1992,0509. 1 & 4 have narrow white and brown bands. Maker's mark on reverse.

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  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1860
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 15 centimetres
    • Width: 15 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        maker's mark
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        MINTON & CO / PATENT / STOKE UPON TRENT
      • Inscription Comment

        Austwick 90; impressed with stab marks
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Comment

        date cypher for 1860 and letter 'M' for March on tiles 1 + 4.
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1992

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1992,0509.1-4

Four sandwich tiles, plastic clay body, red between buff, inlaid in red, blue, white, brown and grey; forming a repeat pattern of interlaced scrolls.  Two colour variants are represented: 1992,0509.2 & 3 feature three white bands within the scroll, whilst 1992,0509. 1 & 4 have narrow white and brown bands.  Maker's mark on reverse.

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