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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

 
Hexagonal Jun stoneware flower-pot with six cloud-shaped feet. Grey-brown body covered in sky blue glaze inside and purple glaze with blue-grey suffusions outside and on rim. Earth worm marks on the outside where the glaze has split. Seven holes in the base, and seventeen small spur marks visible. Chinese numeral, qi (seven), has also been impressed into base. Pair with A10.

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Hexagonal Jun stoneware flower-pot with six cloud-shaped feet. Grey-brown body covered in sky blue glaze inside and purple glaze with blue-grey suffusions outside and on rim. Earth worm marks on the outside where the glaze has split. Seven holes in the base, and seventeen small spur marks visible. Chinese numeral, qi (seven), has also been impressed into base. Pair with A10.

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  • Hexagonal Jun stoneware flower-pot with six cloud-shaped feet. Grey-brown body covered in sky blue glaze inside and purple glaze with blue-grey suffusions outside and on rim. Earth worm marks on the outside where the glaze has split. Seven holes in the base, and seventeen small spur marks visible. Chinese numeral, qi (seven), has also been impressed into base. Pair with A10.

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  • Quadrangular Official Jun stoneware flower-pot with fluted corners, sloping sides and four cloud-shaped feet. The flower-pot has opalescent blue glaze on the inside base and lower walls, purple on the upper inside walls and rim, and a purple glazed exterior. There is an inscription and five drainage holes on the base, which is glazed.

    Full: Front

  • Quadrangular Official Jun stoneware flower-pot with fluted corners, sloping sides and four cloud-shaped feet. The flower-pot has opalescent blue glaze on the inside base and lower walls, purple on the upper inside walls and rim, and a purple glazed exterior. There is an inscription and five drainage holes on the base, which is glazed.

    Full: Front