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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

 
Porcelain dish with rounded sides. Uneven blue glaze. Five-clawed dragon among clouds in centre, with two other dragons chasing a flaming pearl round the sides. Two dragons above a lotus panel border on the back. Mark on base in underglaze blue.

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Porcelain dish with rounded sides. Uneven blue glaze. Five-clawed dragon among clouds in centre, with two other dragons chasing a flaming pearl round the sides. Two dragons above a lotus panel border on the back. Mark on base in underglaze blue.

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  • Porcelain dish with rounded sides. Uneven blue glaze. Five-clawed dragon among clouds in centre, with two other dragons chasing a flaming pearl round the sides. Two dragons above a lotus panel border on the back. Mark on base in underglaze blue.

    Full: Front

  • Porcelain dish with rounded sides. Uneven blue glaze. Five-clawed dragon among clouds in centre, with two other dragons chasing a flaming pearl round the sides. Two dragons above a lotus panel border on the back. Mark on base in underglaze blue.

    Full: Front