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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

 
Ru stoneware brush-washer of elliptical form, with rounded sides, two fish incised on the interior, and a recessed circle in the centre of the base. The brush-washer has blue-grey glaze with slight lavender tone and fine crackle. . There are three oval spur marks on the base.

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Ru stoneware brush-washer of elliptical form, with rounded sides, two fish incised on the interior, and a recessed circle in the centre of the base. The brush-washer has blue-grey glaze with slight lavender tone and fine crackle. . There are three oval spur marks on the base.

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  • Ru stoneware brush-washer of elliptical form, with rounded sides, two fish incised on the interior, and a recessed circle in the centre of the base. The brush-washer has blue-grey glaze with slight lavender tone and fine crackle. . There are three oval spur marks on the base.

    Full: Front

  • Ru stoneware brush-washer of elliptical form, with rounded sides, two fish incised on the interior, and a recessed circle in the centre of the base. The brush-washer has blue-grey glaze with slight lavender tone and fine crackle. . There are three oval spur marks on the base.

    Full: Front

  • Ru stoneware brush-washer of elliptical form, with rounded sides, two fish incised on the interior, and a recessed circle in the centre of the base. The brush-washer has blue-grey glaze with slight lavender tone and fine crackle. . There are three oval spur marks on the base.

    Full: Front

  • Ru stoneware brush-washer of elliptical form, with rounded sides, two fish incised on the interior, and a recessed circle in the centre of the base. The brush-washer has blue-grey glaze with slight lavender tone and fine crackle. . There are three oval spur marks on the base.

    Full: Front