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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

 

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  • Porcelain dish with low sides and everted mouth rim decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Roundel of the Three Friends of Winter (pine, plum and bamboo) in centre, with band of trellis patterns around the rim. Scrolling lotus flowers and lappet band on exterior. Mark on base.

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  • Porcelain dish with low sides and everted mouth rim decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Roundel of the Three Friends of Winter (pine, plum and bamboo) in centre, with band of trellis patterns around the rim. Scrolling lotus flowers and lappet band on exterior. Mark on base.

    Full: Front

  • Porcelain dish with low sides and everted mouth rim decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Roundel of the Three Friends of Winter (pine, plum and bamboo) in centre, with band of trellis patterns around the rim. Scrolling lotus flowers and lappet band on exterior. Mark on base.

    Full: Front