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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


Harry Osborn Cureton (Biographical details)

Harry Osborn Cureton (dealer/auction house; British; Male; 1785 - 1858)

Also known as

Cureton, Harry Osborn; H O C


81 Aldersgate, Barbican, London.


Dealer in coins and antiquities from whom the British Museum acquired many items, including items from the sale of the collection of John Robert Steuart (q.v.). Other buyers were the gem collector Dr John Lee (q.v.).


Mark Westgarth, 'Dictionary of XIXc antique and curiosity dealers', 2009, p.83