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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

 
Ship-wrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Benevolent Society badge; white metal; slit for suspension; obverse: bust of Viscount Nelson; legend; signature; reverse: ship in distress; inscription.

Museum number

MG.1125

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Obverse & Reverse

Ship-wrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Benevolent Society badge; white metal; slit for suspension; obverse: bust of Viscount Nelson; legend; signature; reverse: ship in distress; inscription.

© The Trustees of the British Museum

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