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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

 
Wood fragment covered with leather with rivet holes, and 2 fragments of wood & leather with gold foil attached; from shield no.94. Red paint on wood (may be splash from numbering), image width 18mm

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1939,1010.94.H.7

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Wood fragment covered with leather with rivet holes, and 2 fragments of wood & leather with gold foil attached; from shield no.94. Red paint on wood (may be splash from numbering), image width 18mm

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