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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

 
Valentine-card for the Hon Lady Taylor; a floating cupid, in profile to l, holding a bow in his outstretched l hand. 1855
Red chalk, on embossed paper

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1968,1012.18

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Valentine-card for the Hon Lady Taylor; a floating cupid, in profile to l, holding a bow in his outstretched l hand. 1855 Red chalk, on embossed paper

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