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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


Anglo-Saxon (Scope note)

In the context of archaeological material the term refers to the date range circa 5thC to later 11thC. For numismatic material use the term Anglo-Saxon rather than the Narrower Terms.