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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

 
Guan stoneware dish with shallow, sloping sides and an everted, six-lobed rim. The dish has thick, opaque, yellowish-grey glaze with two layers of crackle, wider stained grey and narrower light brown. There are six round spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

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Guan stoneware dish with shallow, sloping sides and an everted, six-lobed rim. The dish has thick, opaque, yellowish-grey glaze with two layers of crackle, wider stained grey and narrower light brown. There are six round spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

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  • Guan stoneware dish with shallow, sloping sides and an everted, six-lobed rim. The dish has thick, opaque, yellowish-grey glaze with two layers of crackle, wider stained grey and narrower light brown. There are six round spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

    Front:Top

  • Guan stoneware dish with shallow, sloping sides and an everted, six-lobed rim. The dish has thick, opaque, yellowish-grey glaze with two layers of crackle, wider stained grey and narrower light brown. There are six round spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

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  • Guan stoneware dish with shallow, sloping sides and an everted, six-lobed rim. The dish has thick, opaque, yellowish-grey glaze with two layers of crackle, wider stained grey and narrower light brown. There are six round spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

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  • Guan stoneware dish with shallow, sloping sides and an everted, six-lobed rim. The dish has thick, opaque, yellowish-grey glaze with two layers of crackle, wider stained grey and narrower light brown. There are six round spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

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  • Guan stoneware dish with shallow, sloping sides and an everted, six-lobed rim. The dish has thick, opaque, yellowish-grey glaze with two layers of crackle, wider stained grey and narrower light brown. There are six round spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

    Full: Front