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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

 
The letter I comprising a helmeted soldier, in the background at right Iphienia conducts the sacrifice, enclosed within an ornament frame
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Museum number

1862,0712.550

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The letter I comprising a helmeted soldier, in the background at right Iphienia conducts the sacrifice, enclosed within an ornament frame Engraving

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