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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 and a slightly everted rim. Decorated in underglaze blue. Two five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amid clouds on exterior. Mark on base.

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Porcelain dish with rounded sides and a slightly everted rim. Decorated in underglaze blue. Two five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amid clouds on exterior. Mark on base.

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  • Porcelain dish with rounded sides and a slightly everted rim. Decorated in underglaze blue. Two five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amid clouds on exterior. Mark on base.

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  • Porcelain dish with rounded sides and a slightly everted rim. There are two five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amid clouds in underglaze blue on the exterior.  There is a mark on the base.

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  • Porcelain dish with rounded sides and a slightly everted rim. Decorated in underglaze blue. Two five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amid clouds on exterior. Mark on base.

    Full: Front

  • Porcelain dish with rounded sides and a slightly everted rim. There are two five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amid clouds in underglaze blue on the exterior.  There is a mark on the base.

    Full: Front