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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



Treatment date
17 July 1981

Reason for treatment
Permanent Exhibition

Treatment proposal
Delacquer and clean.

Lacquered. Areas of tarnish.

Treatment details
Old treatment on small box file card without req: November 1967 ?Stan Bakers writing
records the following:
a. Treated for cleaning with Goddards Long Term.
b. Washed with cotton-wool swabs and acetone.
c. Application of Frigilene.

!981 Treatment as follows:
Old lacquer removed with Nitromors, methylene chloride Wiped with acetone on cotton-wool swabs. Polished with Duraglit silver polish and acetone. Renumbered with black Cryla colour.
HMNewey 17.7.81