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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

 
Gold mount of thin sheet, curved, in the form of a crouched animal.  Decorated with small punched circles on the outside. Two pins for fastening on inside, and hole for missing third pin. Condition shots for 'Between Myth and Reality' exhibition loan.

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1939,1010.32

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Gold mount of thin sheet, curved, in the form of a crouched animal. Decorated with small punched circles on the outside. Two pins for fastening on inside, and hole for missing third pin. Condition shots for 'Between Myth and Reality' exhibition loan.

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  • Gold mount of thin sheet, curved, in the form of a crouched animal.  Decorated with small punched circles on the outside. Two pins for fastening on inside, and hole for missing third pin. Condition shots for 'Between Myth and Reality' exhibition loan.

    Full: Front

  • Gold mount of thin sheet, curved, in the form of a crouched animal.  Decorated with small punched circles on the outside. Two pins for fastening on inside, and hole for missing third pin. Condition shots for 'Between Myth and Reality' exhibition loan.

    Full: Front

  • Gold mount of thin sheet, curved, in the form of a crouched animal.  Decorated with small punched circles on the outside. Two pins for fastening on inside, and hole for missing third pin. Condition shots for 'Between Myth and Reality' exhibition loan.

    Full: Front

  • Gold mount of thin sheet, curved, in the form of a crouched animal.  Decorated with small punched circles on the outside. Two pins for fastening on inside, and hole for missing third pin. Condition shots for 'Between Myth and Reality' exhibition loan.

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  • Gold mount of thin sheet, curved, in the form of a crouched animal.  Decorated with small punched circles on the outside. Two pins for fastening on inside, and hole for missing third pin. Condition shots for 'Between Myth and Reality' exhibition loan.

    Full: Underside

  • Gold mount, consisting of filigree strip with small ring at one end. Five small cabochon garnets, set in cells with filigree collars, are spaced along the strip.

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  • Mount of thin gold sheet in the form of a crouched animal. Its body is decorated with punched circles, but the head, legs and hips are plain. The rear paw is also marked with a punched circle. The animal's eye is rendered by a perforation, teeth are depicted, and each paw has three claws or toes. The mount is curved, and has two surviving gold nails for fastening, one in the front paw and one in the hock of the hind leg, with a third hole above the rear hip.

    Group of Objects

  • Mount of thin gold sheet in the form of a crouched animal. Its body is decorated with punched circles, but the head, legs and hips are plain. The rear paw is also marked with a punched circle. The animal's eye is rendered by a perforation, teeth are depicted, and each paw has three claws or toes. The mount is curved, and has two surviving gold nails for fastening, one in the front paw and one in the hock of the hind leg, with a third hole above the rear hip.

    Full: Front

  • Mount of thin gold sheet in the form of a crouched animal. Its body is decorated with punched circles, but the head, legs and hips are plain. The rear paw is also marked with a punched circle. The animal's eye is rendered by a perforation, teeth are depicted, and each paw has three claws or toes. The mount is curved, and has two surviving gold nails for fastening, one in the front paw and one in the hock of the hind leg, with a third hole above the rear hip.

    Full: Front

  • Triangular mount of thin gold sheet. The front is lightly incised with a pair of Style II crouching animals, arranged back-to-back. The reverse is plain. A gold rivet remains through the centre, and a hole at the tip may have held another.

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  • Triangular mount of thin gold sheet. The front is lightly incised with a pair of Style II crouching animals, arranged back-to-back. The reverse is plain. A gold rivet remains through the centre, and a hole at the tip may have held another.

    Full: Front