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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.

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    sample

    Irregularly shaped fragment of gold foil, surface scored with longitudinal lines.

    • Object type: sample
    • Find spot: Temple of Hathor
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    artefact

    Sample of sheet gold, folded.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Find spot: Saqqara
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    sample

    Sample. Made of gold (leaf).

    • Object type: sample
    • Production date: 2ndC BC
    • Find spot: India
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    artefact

    Three objects made from thin sheet gold. Two are flat, with diamond shaped cut outs and lines incised along the edges; the third is a hollow disc with a central hole.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Find spot: Asia
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    artefact

    Band of sheet gold, decorative mount from a beam which has now disappeared.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Find spot: Ur
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    artefact

    Band of sheet gold, decorative mount from a beam which has now disappeared.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Find spot: Ur
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    artefact

    Broad piece of sheet gold, decorative mount from a beam which has now disappeared, bent into a slightly curved shape, tapering at one end.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Find spot: Ur
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    sample

    Fragments of gold.

    • Object type: sample
    • Find spot: Great Zimbabwe
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    sample

    Fragments of gold.

    • Object type: sample
    • Find spot: Great Zimbabwe
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    sample

    Fragments of gold.

    • Object type: sample
    • Find spot: Peru
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    artefact

    Four gold fragments and three coloured fragments.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Find spot: Nimrud
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    artefact

    Gold fragment.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Find spot: Babylon
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    artefact

    artefact; gold

    • Object type: artefact
    • Find spot: Kouyunjik
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    artefact

    Fragment of thin gold.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Find spot: Abu Shahrain
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    artefact

    Fragment of thin gold.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Find spot: Abu Shahrain
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    artefact

    Fragment of thin gold.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Find spot: Abu Shahrain
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    artefact

    Folded strip of gold.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Find spot: Ur
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    artefact

    Gold strip.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Find spot: Ur
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    artefact

    Gold strip.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Find spot: Ur
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    artefact

    A number of strips of gold-foil ribbon, various lengths.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Find spot: Royal Cemetery
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    artefact

    A number of strips of gold-foil ribbon, various lengths.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Find spot: Royal Cemetery
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    artefact

    A number of pieces of gold-foil ribbon.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Find spot: Royal Cemetery
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    artefact

    gold

    • Object type: artefact
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    artefact

    Scrap of sheet gold.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Find spot: Tell Atchana
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    artefact

    Plate of thin gold.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Find spot: Warka
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    artefact

    Gold artefact, short truncated hollow cone, raised decoration of spots between parallel lines.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Find spot: Egypt
  • coin

    Gold coin.

    • Object type: coin
    • Authority: Henry VIII, King of England
    • Production date: 1526-1529
    • Production place: London
  • coin

    Gold coin.

    • Object type: coin
    • Authority: Henry VII, King of England
    • Production date: 1504-1507
    • Production place: London
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    coin

    Provincial coinage.

    • Object type: coin
    • Production place: Gelderland
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    coin

    Gold coin.

    • Object type: coin
    • Production place: Kampen
  • coin

    Gold coin.

    • Object type: coin
    • Authority: Henry VIII, King of England; Edward VI, King of England
    • Production date: 1547-1549
    • Production place: London
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    medal

    Gold medal.

    • Object type: medal
    • Producer: Johann Nepomuk Wurth (Designed by/original artist)
    • Production date: 1808
    • Production place: Hungary; Austria
  • coin

    Gold coin.

    • Object type: coin
    • Production date: 1852
    • Production place: Australia
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    medal

    Gold medal.

    • Object type: medal
    • Production date: 1916
    • Production place: British Isles
  • coin

    Gold sovereign coin of George III.

    • Object type: coin
    • Authority: George III, King of England
    • Production date: 1818
    • Production place: London
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    chain

    Chain; gold; of round links.

    • Object type: chain
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    chain

    Chain; gold; comprising 59 links.

    • Object type: chain
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    ingot

    A gold "Tumbaga" bar cut from a complete ingot, with two royal tax stamps of Charles V and other marks within incuse squares.

    • Object type: ingot
    • Production date: 1530-1539
    • Production place: South America
    • Find spot: Bahamas Channel
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    ingot

    A gold "Tumbaga" bar, cut from a complete ingot, with two royal tax stamps and other marks within incuse squares.

    • Object type: ingot
    • Production date: 1530-1539
    • Production place: South America
    • Find spot: Bahamas Channel
  • jewellery

    Artefact: three pieces of gold foil, the largest has a circular outer edge.

    • Object type: jewellery
    • Find spot: Tell Dafana; Tell Nabasha
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    ornament

    36 gold beads pendants and rings of assorted shapes.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Production date: 3rdC-6thC
    • Find spot: Aksum
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    ornament

    84 gold beads / loops of various sizes.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Production date: 3rdC-6thC
    • Find spot: Aksum
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    ornament

    10 gold beads / loops of various sizes.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Production date: 3rdC-6thC
    • Find spot: Aksum
  • plaque

    Thin gold plaque with embossed ba-bird holding a hs vase in one hand.

    • Object type: plaque
    • Find spot: Egypt
  • ornament

    Ornament (fragment). Made of gold.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Find spot: Mahabodhi Temple
  • ornament

    Ornament. Plate folded into 4 from the corners. Made of gold.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Find spot: Mahabodhi Temple
  • ornament

    Circular ornament, made of gold and pierced.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Find spot: Jaulian
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    chain

    Chain ( with hook). Made of gold.

    • Object type: chain
    • Production date: 10thC BC-1stC BC
    • Find spot: Nilgiri Hills
  • chain

    Chain. Made of gold.

    • Object type: chain
    • Production date: 10thC BC-1stC BC
    • Find spot: Kurumbar
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    ornament

    Ornament. Made of gold.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Production date: 10thC BC-1stC BC
    • Find spot: Nilgiri Hills
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    ornament

    Ornament. Made of gold.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Production date: 10thC BC-1stC BC
    • Find spot: Nilgiri Hills
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    ornament

    Ornament. Made of gold.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Production date: 10thC BC-1stC BC
    • Find spot: Nilgiri Hills
  • ornament

    Ornament. Made of gold.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Production date: 10thC BC-1stC BC
    • Find spot: Nilgiri Hills
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    ring

    Ring. Made of gold.

    • Object type: ring
    • Production date: 10thC BC-1stC BC
    • Find spot: Nilgiri Hills
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    ring

    Ring constructed of eight small gold spheres.

    • Object type: ring
    • Production date: 10thC BC-1stC BC
    • Find spot: Nilgiri Hills
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    boss

    Boss. Made of foil (gold).

    • Object type: boss
    • Find spot: China
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    ring

    Ring. Made of gold.

    • Object type: ring
    • Find spot: China
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    jewellery

    Gold jewellery element comprising gold foil with a ring at one end.

    • Object type: jewellery
    • Find spot: Tortosa
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    jewellery

    Gold link of a chain, with a loop at one end, the join of which is masked by a small rosette and a globule at the other.

    • Object type: jewellery
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    ornament

    Fragments of gold leaf.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Find spot: Amathus
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    plaque

    Rectangular gold foil plaque; crumpled.

    • Object type: plaque
    • Find spot: Amathus
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    ring

    Seven gold rings with ribbed ends.

    • Object type: ring
    • Find spot: Amathus
  • ornament

    Gold penannular ornament. It has a triangular projection at the opposite side of the opening.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Find spot: Ireland
  • charm

    Register 1966: Gold cylindrical charms with small knob at each end and three rings on top; hollow inside and part of the charm comes away from one end.

    • Object type: charm
    • Find spot: Sri Lanka
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    nose-ornament

    Nose ornament made of gold (?).

    • Object type: nose-ornament
    • Find spot: Sudan
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    twine

    Twine made of gold.

    • Object type: twine
    • Find spot: Great Zimbabwe
  • wire

    Wire made of gold.

    • Object type: wire
    • Find spot: Great Zimbabwe
  • ornament

    Bowl-shaped ornament made of gold.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Find spot: Colombia
  • ornament

    Bowl-shaped ornament made of gold.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Find spot: Colombia
  • tweezers

    Tweezers made of gold.

    • Object type: tweezers
    • Find spot: Ancon
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    head-ornament

    Head ornament made of gold.

    • Object type: head-ornament
    • Find spot: Huacho
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    ornament

    Fragment ornament made of gold.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Find spot: Peru
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    ornament

    Fragment ornament made of gold.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Find spot: Peru
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    ornament

    Fragment ornament made of gold.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Find spot: Peru
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    ornament

    Fragment ornament made of gold.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Find spot: Peru
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    figure

    Insect-shaped? figure made of gold.

    • Object type: figure
    • Find spot: Cauca Valley
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    figure

    Bird figure made of gold.

    • Object type: figure
    • Find spot: Veraguas
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    disc

    Disc made of gold sheet; central part convex and pierced twice.

    • Object type: disc
    • Find spot: Veraguas
  • ornament

    Axe-shaped ornament made of gold.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Find spot: Peru
  • ornament

    Axe-shaped ornament made of gold.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Find spot: Peru
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    plaque

    Two gold plaques; in the form of faces; leaves and flowers.

    • Object type: plaque
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    ornament

    Gold ornament; six sided with patterns on both sides.

    • Object type: ornament
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    plaque

    Gold square plaque.

    • Object type: plaque
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    ring

    Gold ring; plain and solid.

    • Object type: ring
    • Find spot: Vulci
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    bracteate

    Gold bracteate plate; oblong; two corners missing.

    • Object type: bracteate
    • Find spot: Kamiros
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    plaque

    Gold plaque with attached rosette.

    • Object type: plaque
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    tube

    Gold tube.

    • Object type: tube
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    ornament

    Gold ornament.

    • Object type: ornament
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    ring

    Fragment of gold ring.

    • Object type: ring
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    wreath

    Gold bracteate leaves; approx. 88 leaves, less crumpled or broken leaves; probably formed part of a wreath.

    • Object type: wreath
    • Find spot: Salamis
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    ornament

    Eleven fragments of thin gold ornament.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Find spot: Ialysus
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    ornament

    Three fragments of thin gold ornament; rosette with eight leaves.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Find spot: Ialysus
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    ornament

    Seven fragments of gold plain foil ornaments.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Find spot: Ialysus
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    bracteate

    Five fragments of gold bracteate.

    • Object type: bracteate
    • Find spot: Ialysus
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    bracteate

    Gold bracteate; rosette; fragment.

    • Object type: bracteate
    • Find spot: Ialysus
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    bracteate

    Gold bracteate; rosette; part torn away.

    • Object type: bracteate
    • Find spot: Ialysus
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    ring

    Gold ring; solid.

    • Object type: ring
    • Find spot: Ialysus
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    bracteate

    Gold bracteate; rosette; fragment.

    • Object type: bracteate
    • Find spot: Ialysus
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    bracteate

    Gold bracteate; rosette; fragment.

    • Object type: bracteate
    • Find spot: Ialysus
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    bracteate

    Gold bracteate; rosette; part torn away.

    • Object type: bracteate
    • Find spot: Ialysus
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    ring

    Gold ring; solid.

    • Object type: ring
    • Find spot: Ialysus
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    ring

    Gold ring; solid.

    • Object type: ring
    • Find spot: Ialysus