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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

    Am1825,1210.16

  • Description

    Mirror made of obsidian.

  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 28 centimetres
    • Width: 26.3 centimetres
    • Depth: 1 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    See MS "Acquisitions in the Department of Antiquities since the year 1825" (in Medieval and Later Dept. Register Cupboards).

  • Bibliography

    • McEwan 2009a Cat. 103 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G27/dc4

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2009-2010 24 Sep-24 Jan, London, BM, Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler

  • Conservation

    See treatments 

    Treatment date

    4 May 1994

    Treatment proposal

    Light clean.

    Condition

    Surface sound but dirty from handling.

    Treatment details

    Surface cleaned with saliva.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1825

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Am1825,1210.16


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