Two Recent Runic Finds from Orkney
2015 (English)In: Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies, ISSN 1892-0950, E-ISSN 1892-0950, Vol. 6, 143-151 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article provides accounts of OR 22 Quoys and OR 23 Naversdale, two runic inscriptions recently found in Orkney. There is discussion of the find circumstances, followed by a description of the object bearing the runes (the former a folded lead plaque, the latter an irregular stone fragment), a transrunification, transliteration, and commentary on the reading. Thereafter comes an interpretation of the text. In the case of OR 23 this is straightforward enough since the text consists of a sequence from the Pater Noster, the first instance of a Latin-language runic inscription from Orkney. OR 22 provides more of a challenge, and various suggestions are offered.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo, Uppsala: Universitetet i Oslo, Uppsala universitet , 2015. Vol. 6, 143-151 p.
Scandinavian runes, Orkney, lead plaques, rune-stones, magic formulas, Pater Noster, inscriptions in Latin
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-281913OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-281913DiVA: diva2:922590