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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


Metallurgical analysis of Chinese coins at the British Museum

Edited by Helen Wang, Michael Cowell, Joe Cribb and Sheridan Bowman

British Museum Research Publication 152
ISBN 086159 152 6
© The Trustees of the British Museum 2005

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 Metallurgical analysis of Chinese coins at the British Museum 

Coin tree of coins from China

Coin tree of brass Guangxu zhongbao coins, Board of Revenue Mint, Beijing, China, Qing Dynasty, about AD 1905 (1913,1011.32)