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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

 
Shallow silver bowl. Central inscribed roundel, in the centre of an equal-armed cross running from below rim. Arms of the cross decorated with chased star motif. Central roundel has floral design in centre surrounded by ring of stamped squares. Bowl has beaded rim with two concentric narrow lines of engraving inside the bowl, just below the rim, 2mm apart. One of set of ten, 1939,1010.78-87.

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1939,1010.80

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Shallow silver bowl. Central inscribed roundel, in the centre of an equal-armed cross running from below rim. Arms of the cross decorated with chased star motif. Central roundel has floral design in centre surrounded by ring of stamped squares. Bowl has beaded rim with two concentric narrow lines of engraving inside the bowl, just below the rim, 2mm apart. One of set of ten, 1939,1010.78-87.

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  • Shallow silver bowl. Central inscribed roundel, in the centre of an equal-armed cross running from below rim. Arms of the cross decorated with chased star motif. Central roundel has floral design in centre surrounded by ring of stamped squares. Bowl has beaded rim with two concentric narrow lines of engraving inside the bowl, just below the rim, 2mm apart. One of set of ten, 1939,1010.78-87.

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  • Shallow silver bowl. Central inscribed roundel, in the centre of an equal-armed cross running from below rim. Arms of the cross decorated with chased star motif. Central roundel contains eight-petalled rose design. Bowl has two concentric lines of engraving inside the bowl, just below the rim; arcaded. One of set of ten, 1939,1010.78-87. A pair with bowl 1939,1010.86.

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  • Shallow silver bowl. Central inscribed roundel, in the centre of an equal-armed cross running from below rim. Arms of the cross decorated with chased star motif. Central roundel contains eight-petalled rose design. Bowl has two concentric lines of engraving inside the bowl, just below the rim; arcaded. One of set of ten, 1939,1010.78-87. A pair with bowl 1939,1010.86.

    Full: Front

  • Shallow silver bowl. Central inscribed roundel, in the centre of an equal-armed cross running from below rim. Arms of the cross decorated with chased star motif. Central roundel contains eight-petalled rose design. Bowl has two concentric lines of engraving inside the bowl, just below the rim; arcaded. One of set of ten, 1939,1010.78-87. A pair with bowl 1939,1010.86.

    Full: Front

  • Shallow silver bowl. Central inscribed roundel, in the centre of an equal-armed cross running from below rim. Arms of the cross decorated with chased star motif. Central roundel contains eight-petalled rose design. Bowl has two concentric lines of engraving inside the bowl, just below the rim; arcaded. One of set of ten, 1939,1010.78-87. A pair with bowl 1939,1010.86.  Partial view of underside, showing engraving.

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  • Shallow silver bowl. Central inscribed roundel, in the centre of an equal-armed cross running from below rim. Arms of the cross decorated with chased star motif. Central roundel contains eight-petalled rose design. Bowl has two concentric lines of engraving inside the bowl, just below the rim; arcaded. One of set of ten, 1939,1010.78-87. A pair with bowl 1939,1010.86.  Partial view of underside, showing engraving.

    Detail: Other

  • Shallow silver bowl. Central inscribed roundel, in the centre of an equal-armed cross running from below rim. Arms of the cross decorated with chased star motif. Central roundel contains eight-petalled rose design. Bowl has two concentric lines of engraving inside the bowl, just below the rim; arcaded. One of set of ten, 1939,1010.78-87. A pair with bowl 1939,1010.86.  Partial view of underside, showing engraving.

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  • Silver spoon of late classical type, with moulded handle joined to oval bowl by vertically set disc.  This disc has a rib extending along the back of the  bowl.  Handle is thin and rectangular, and ends in terminal knop with two bands of beading preceding it. Handle is inscribed +SAULOS or +PAULOS in Greek letters.

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  • Shallow silver bowl. Central inscribed roundel, in the centre of an equal-armed cross running from below rim. Arms of the cross decorated with chased star motif. Central roundel contains eight-petalled rose design. Bowl has two concentric lines of engraving inside the bowl, just below the rim. One of set of ten, 1939,1010.78-87.

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  • COMPASS Title: Silver bowls and spoons from the ship-burial at Sutton Hoo

    Group of Objects

  • Silver spoon of late classical type, with a moulded handle joined to the oval bowl by a vertically set disc. This disc has a rib extending along the back of the bowl. The handle is thin and rectangular, and ends in a terminal knop with two bands of beading preceding it. The top of the handle is inscribed +SAULOS or +PAULOS in Greek letters.

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  • Silver spoon of late classical type, with a moulded handle joined to the oval bowl by a vertically set disc. This disc has a rib extending along the back of the bowl. The handle is thin and rectangular, and ends in a terminal knop with two bands of beading preceding it. The top of the handle is inscribed +SAULOS or +PAULOS in Greek letters.

    Full: Front

  • Shallow silver bowl. In the centre of the bowl is an inscribed roundel, placed in the centre of an equal-armed cross running from below the rim. The arms of the cross are decorated with a chased star motif. Central roundel contains an eight-petalled rose motif. The bowl has two concentric lines of engraving inside the bowl, just below the rim; arcaded. One of set of ten, 1939,1010.78-87; a pair with bowl 1939,1010.86.

    Full: Front