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Vimose inscriptions

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Vimose inscriptions

The Vimose Comb is housed at the National Museum of Denmark.

Finds from Vimose, Funen, Denmark, include some of the very oldest datable Elder Futhark runic inscriptions in early Proto-Norse from the 2nd to 3rd centuries.

  • Vimose Comb (c. 160, considered the oldest datable runic inscription altogether): harja [1]
  • Vimose Buckle (c. 200) aadagasu =? ansuz-a(n)dag-a(n)su / laasauwija =? la-a[n]sau-wija; [2]
  • Vimose Chape (c. 250): mariha || [.]ala / makija; possibly "Mari (the famous one) is the sword of Alla" [3]
  • Vimose Woodplane (c. 300) talijo gisai oj: wiliz [..]la o[...] / tkbis: hleuno: an[.]: regu [4]
  • Vimose Sheathplate (c. 300): awgns; possibly "son/descendant of Awa" [5]
  • Vimose Spearhead: [w]agni[ŋ]o [6]

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  • Runic inscriptions from the first period

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