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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


Haughton, J C (Biographical details)

Haughton, J C (military/naval; British; Male; 1817; 1837 - 1887; 1859; Lifetime; Bengal Native Infantry)

Also known as

Haughton, J C; Captain Haughton (1861)


Donated a group of Ancient Northwest Indian coins to the museum. It is not clear who the Mr Haughton of this donation was but John Colyps Haughton who had joined the Bengal Native Infantry and fought in the first Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42), commanding the beseiged forces at Charikar would be in the right place at the right time to collect these coins.