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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

 
'Scylla' bowl; bronze; engraved; mythological scenes in medallions; surrounding inscriptions; modern inscription on base; Scylla cuts off the hair of her father Nisus, upon which his life depends, to gain favour of her lover Minos; medallions with scenes of legends of Orpheus and Eurydice, Ganymede, Ceres, and Triptolemus.

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1925,1008.1

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'Scylla' bowl; bronze; engraved; mythological scenes in medallions; surrounding inscriptions; modern inscription on base; Scylla cuts off the hair of her father Nisus, upon which his life depends, to gain favour of her lover Minos; medallions with scenes of legends of Orpheus and Eurydice, Ganymede, Ceres, and Triptolemus.

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  • 'Scylla' bowl; bronze; engraved; mythological scenes in medallions; surrounding inscriptions; modern inscription on base; Scylla cuts off the hair of her father Nisus, upon which his life depends, to gain favour of her lover Minos; medallions with scenes of legends of Orpheus and Eurydice, Ganymede, Ceres, and Triptolemus.

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  • 'Scylla' bowl; bronze; engraved; mythological scenes in medallions; surrounding inscriptions; modern inscription on base; Scylla cuts off the hair of her father Nisus, upon which his life depends, to gain favour of her lover Minos; medallions with scenes of legends of Orpheus and Eurydice, Ganymede, Ceres, and Triptolemus.

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  • 'Scylla' bowl; bronze; engraved; mythological scenes in medallions; surrounding inscriptions; modern inscription on base; Scylla cuts off the hair of her father Nisus, upon which his life depends, to gain favour of her lover Minos; medallions with scenes of legends of Orpheus and Eurydice, Ganymede, Ceres, and Triptolemus.

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  • 'Scylla' bowl; bronze; engraved; mythological scenes in medallions; surrounding inscriptions; modern inscription on base; Scylla cuts off the hair of her father Nisus, upon which his life depends, to gain favour of her lover Minos; medallions with scenes of legends of Orpheus and Eurydice, Ganymede, Ceres, and Triptolemus.

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  • 'Scylla' bowl; bronze; engraved; mythological scenes in medallions; surrounding inscriptions; modern inscription on base; Scylla cuts off the hair of her father Nisus, upon which his life depends, to gain favour of her lover Minos; medallions with scenes of legends of Orpheus and Eurydice, Ganymede, Ceres, and Triptolemus.

    Full: Front

  • 'Scylla' bowl; bronze; engraved; mythological scenes in medallions; surrounding inscriptions; modern inscription on base; Scylla cuts off the hair of her father Nisus, upon which his life depends, to gain favour of her lover Minos; medallions with scenes of legends of Orpheus and Eurydice, Ganymede, Ceres, and Triptolemus.

    Full: Front

  • 'Scylla' bowl; bronze; engraved; mythological scenes in medallions; surrounding inscriptions; modern inscription on base; Scylla cuts off the hair of her father Nisus, upon which his life depends, to gain favour of her lover Minos; medallions with scenes of legends of Orpheus and Eurydice, Ganymede, Ceres, and Triptolemus.

    Full: Front