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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 bowl with rounded sides. Yellow glaze, with blacklines at the rim and the base. Two five-clawed dragons among clouds incised on exterior with key-fret around the foot-ring. Blue line at the rim and a ring at the bottom under a plain felspathic glaze. Mark in underglaze blue on base.

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Porcelain bowl with rounded sides. Yellow glaze, with blacklines at the rim and the base. Two five-clawed dragons among clouds incised on exterior with key-fret around the foot-ring. Blue line at the rim and a ring at the bottom under a plain felspathic glaze. Mark in underglaze blue on base.

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  • Porcelain bowl with rounded sides. Yellow glaze, with blacklines at the rim and the base. Two five-clawed dragons among clouds incised on exterior with key-fret around the foot-ring. Blue line at the rim and a ring at the bottom under a plain felspathic glaze. Mark in underglaze blue on base.

    Full: Front

  • Porcelain bowl with rounded sides. Yellow glaze, with blacklines at the rim and the base. Two five-clawed dragons among clouds incised on exterior with key-fret around the foot-ring. Blue line at the rim and a ring at the bottom under a plain felspathic glaze. Mark in underglaze blue on base.

    Full: Front