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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

 
Shipping token; brass; oval; obverse: paddle-steamer; inscription in margin; signature; toothed border on both sides; inscription on reverse.

Museum number

MG.1407

Description

Obverse & Reverse

Shipping token; brass; oval; obverse: paddle-steamer; inscription in margin; signature; toothed border on both sides; inscription on reverse.

© The Trustees of the British Museum

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