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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

 
PDF,B.667 (Left) with PDF.662 (Right).

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PDF.662

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PDF,B.667 (Left) with PDF.662 (Right).

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  • Flattened globular porcelain flask with wide long neck tapering in the middle, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Three-clawed dragon in reserve against a background of waves. Wide band of scrolling lotus flowers on neck, scrolling lotus leaves below the mouth rim.

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  • Flattened globular porcelain flask with wide long neck tapering in the middle, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Three-clawed dragon in reserve against a background of waves. Wide band of scrolling lotus flowers on neck, scrolling lotus leaves below the mouth rim.

    Full: Front