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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.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 
Gilt copper alloy stud from strap of shield 1939,1010.94, comprising a plain hollow pyramid with concave sides and a square base, and with a small rivet hole in the top. One of a pair with stud 1939,1010.94.I.4.

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1939,1010.94.I.3

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Gilt copper alloy stud from strap of shield 1939,1010.94, comprising a plain hollow pyramid with concave sides and a square base, and with a small rivet hole in the top. One of a pair with stud 1939,1010.94.I.4.

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