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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 tea-bowl with high, straight sides, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue and copper red. Two confronted cockerels in a landscape on one side, rock and coxcomb plant on the other. Mark on base.

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Porcelain tea-bowl with high, straight sides, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue and copper red. Two confronted cockerels in a landscape on one side, rock and coxcomb plant on the other. Mark on base.

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