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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


Lt-Col Curle (Biographical details)

Lt-Col Curle (military/naval; 1963; active)

Also known as

Lt-Col Curle


Donor of material to the department of Coins & Medals in the middle of the 20th century.