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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


Spink & Son Ltd (Biographical details)

Spink & Son Ltd (dealer/auction house; British; 1772 - 2001; active)

Also known as

Spink & Son Ltd; Spink & Sons; Spink-Leger; Spink


Established 1772. The fine art department of the Spink firm was purchased by Christie's in the 1990s, traded for a short period as Spink-Leger and closed in November 2001. In 2002 only Spink and Son, coin dealer, were in business trading in Southampton Row. The firm sold a number of coins, antiquities (including objects of Asian origin), prints and other items to The British Museum between 1880 and 2001.