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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

 
Gold mount consisting of a narrow, fluted strip with a plain back and the front decorated with two flutings. One end is bent over, with a rounded tip; the other end has an animal head terminal with two punched eyes, long tapering snout and a hole for a rivet or nail above the head.

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1939,1010.31

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Gold mount consisting of a narrow, fluted strip with a plain back and the front decorated with two flutings. One end is bent over, with a rounded tip; the other end has an animal head terminal with two punched eyes, long tapering snout and a hole for a rivet or nail above the head.

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  • Gold mount consisting of a narrow, fluted strip with a plain back and the front decorated with two flutings. One end is bent over, with a rounded tip; the other end has an animal head terminal with two punched eyes, long tapering snout and a hole for a rivet or nail above the head.

    Full: Front

  • Gold mount consisting of a narrow, fluted strip with a plain back and the front decorated with two flutings. One end is bent over, with a rounded tip; the other end has an animal head terminal with two punched eyes, long tapering snout and a hole for a rivet or nail above the head.

    Full: Front

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