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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

 
Fuchi-kashira. Decorated with hares leaping across stepping-stones to reach the moon . Made of shibuichi inlaid shakudo, and gold inlay on an ishimeji ground. Signed.

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1981,0130.300

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Fuchi-kashira. Decorated with hares leaping across stepping-stones to reach the moon . Made of shibuichi inlaid shakudo, and gold inlay on an ishimeji ground. Signed.

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