Record ID: NMS-63179C - EARLY MEDIEVAL inscribed object

'Dead is the Dwarf'  This is a Saxon runic inscription.


It appears to be a medical inscription to be worn as a talisman and references a illness characterized in the Saxon period as 'the dwarf'.  Presumably the 'dwarf' was driven out of the body and this runic plaque stops it coming back.

More information in the notes section at the bottom of the record in this link. and in British Archaeology Nov/Dec 2017. Page 52



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