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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

 

Conservation

Treatment date
30 August 2012

Reason for treatment
Post-survey

Treatment proposal
Remove from fabric mount. Remove adhesive residues. Apply big number if neccessary.

Condition
The big number was not present on the amulet.

Treatment details
A small unobtrusive area on the amulet was sealed with 10% Paraloid B72 in acetone applied on a sable brush. The big number was then applied uisng Rotring ink on a thin brush.