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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


Gallery talk
The Treasure Act 1996: early medieval and later medieval finds.

Friday 15 February,
Room 2
Free, just drop in

Recommend this event

A gallery talk by Emma Traherne, Department of Portable Antiquities and Treasure.

Gallery talks last 45 minutes.

They are given by Museum staff or guest speakers and are suitable for all levels of knowledge.

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A silver-gilt boar badge showing support for Richard III, found in Chiddingly, East Sussex, on display in Room 40