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The Skåäng stone (KJ 85) is one of Sweden’s most remarkable rune stones with its brief inscription in the older futhark and its considerably longer Viking-Age inscription from the 11th century. The inscription with the Viking runes is known since 1830 while the older one was discovered during a visit by Hans Hildebrand in 1866. […]

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While the oldest runic inscription in Thorsbjerg has been found on a dendrodated object from AD 164, nothing prevents the barbaric script imitations from representing a continuous tradition that existed alongside Latin, Greek and runes well into the 4th century AD. The find of a 4th century barbaric gold coin imitation with a partially legible […]

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Am 26.11.2010 wurden im Römisch-Germanischen Museum Köln zusammen mit Klaus Düwel das Bügelfibelfragment von Bad Ems (KJ 142) und die Bügelfibel von Beuchte (KJ 8) untersucht. Die Unterschiede in den Gravurmerkmalen der beiden Inschriftenteile sowie die Charakteristika der Absetzungsweise der Fußplatte lassen neue Ansätze zur Interpretation des Runenfundes von Bad Ems zu, die im Vortrag näher […]

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In this paper, I address two important issues regarding the description and decipherment of runes on metal objects. The first point concerns a comprehensive epigraphic analysis of runic writing prior to identifying runic graphs. Exemplified with autopsy-based results from the Continental runic corpus, I will present a systematic way of analysing and documenting epigraphic features, […]

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The inscription alu, found on bracteates as well as other objects including the Elgesem stone (KJ 57), has been examined repeatedly, with interpretations as diverse as “magic,” “ale,” “hale,” and “protection.” Nearly all of the analyses of alu have begun from the assumption that the use of bracteates was sacral and thus the meaning of […]

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Die Inschriften der Goldbrakteaten der Völkerwanderungszeit stellen insofern eine Besonderheit dar, als die auf ihnen vorkommenden Zeichen verschiedenen Kategorien (Runenschrift, Lateinschrift, Beizeichen, Ornamente, Bildelemente) zugeordnet werden können. Während die Identifikation bei vielen Zeichen keine Schwierigkeiten bereitet, ist die Zuordnung bei einigen unklar.  Dabei stellen sich verschiedene Fragen: Handelt es sich um ein  Schriftzeichen oder liegt […]

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