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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

 
Commemorative medal: white metal; Great Eastern paddle steamer and two sailing ships; inscription; date; reverse: technical details of vessel.

Museum number

MG.1474

Description

Obverse & Reverse

Commemorative medal: white metal; Great Eastern paddle steamer and two sailing ships; inscription; date; reverse: technical details of vessel.

© The Trustees of the British Museum

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