Old English Runic Inscriptions

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Ash Gilton (Kent) gilt silver sword pommel, 6th century; […]ᛖᛗᛋᛁᚷᛁᛗᛖᚱ[…] [([…]emsigimer[…])
Chessel Down I (Isle of Wight), 6th century; […]ᛒᚹᛋᛖᛖᛖᛣᛣᛣᚪᚪᚪ ([…]bwseeekkkaaa)
Chessel Down II (Isle of Wight) silver plate (attached to the scabbard mouthpiece of a ring-sword), early 6th century; ᚫᛣᚩ:?ᚩᚱᛁ (æko:?ori)
Boarley (Kent) copper disc-brooch, c. 600; ᚫᚱᛋᛁᛚ (ærsil)
Harford (Norfolk) brooch, c. 650; ᛚᚢᛞᚪ:ᚷᛁᛒᛟᛏᚫᛋᛁᚷᛁᛚᚫ (luda:gibœtæsigilæ) "Luda repaired the brooch"
West Heslerton (North Yorkshire) copper cruciform brooch, early 6th century; ᚾᛖᛁᛗ (neim)
Loveden Hill (Lincolnshire) urn; 5th to 6th century; reading uncertain, maybe ᛋᛁᚦᚫᛒᚫᛞ ᚦᛁᚢᚹ ᚺᛚᚪᚹ (sīþæbæd þiuw hlaw) "the grave of Siþæbæd the maid"
Spong Hill (Norfolk), three cremation urns, 5th century; decorated with identical runic stamps, reading ᚪᛚᚢ (alu) [in Spiegelrunen].
Kent II coins (some 30 items), 7th century; reading ᛈᚪᛞᚪ (pada)
Kent III, IV silver sceattas, c. 600; reading ᚫᛈᚪ (æpa) and ᛖᛈᚪ (epa)
Suffolk gold shillings (three items), c. 660; stamped with ᛞᛖᛋᚪᛁᚩᚾᚪ (desaiona)
Caistor-by-Norwich astragalus, 5th century; possibly a Scandinavian import, in Elder Futhark transliteration reading ᚱᚨᛇᚺᚨᚾ (raïhan) "roe"
Watchfield (Oxfordshire) copper fittings, 6th century; Elder Futhark reading ᚺᚨᚱᛁᛒᛟᚲᛁ:ᚹᚢᛋᚨ (hariboki:wusa) [with a probably already fronted to æ]
Wakerley (Northamptonshire) copper brooch, 6th century; ᛒᚢᚺᚢᛁ (buhui)
Dover (Kent) brooch, c. 600; ᚦᛞ ᛒᛚᛁ / ᛒᛣᛣ (þd bli / bkk)
Upper Thames Valley gold coins (four items), 620s; ᛒᛖᚾᚢ:ᛏᛁᚷᚩᛁᛁ; ᛒᛖᚾᚢ:+:ᛏᛁᛞᛁ (benu:tigoii; benu:+:tidi)
Willoughby-on-the-Wolds (Nottinghamshire) copper bowl, c. 600; ᚪ (a)
Cleatham (South Humbershire) copper bowl, c. 600; […]ᛖᛞᛁᚺ ([…]edih)
Sandwich/Richborough (Kent) stone, 650 or earlier; […]ᚪᚺᚪᛒᚢ[…] ([…]ahabu[…]i), perhaps *ræhæbul "stag"
Whitby I (Yorkshire) jet spindle whorl; ᚢᛖᚢ (ueu)
Selsey (West Sussex) gold plates, 6th to 8th centuries; ᛒᚱᚾᚱᚾ / ᚪᚾᛗᚢ (brnrn / anmu)
St. Cuthbert's coffin (Durham), dated to 698 ᛁᚺᛋ ᛉᛈᛋ ᛗᚪᛏ[ᛏᚻ] [ᛖᚢᛋ] ᛖᚪᚱᚳᚢᛋ LVCAS ᛁᚩᚻᚪᚾᚾ[ᛁ]ᛋ [RAPH]AEL [M]A[RIA] (ihs xps mat(t)[h](eus) marcus lucas iohann(i)s [raph]ael ma[ria]) <First appearance of ᚻ>
Whitby II (Yorkshire) bone comb, 7th century; [ᛞᚫ]ᚢᛋ ᛗᚫᚢᛋ ᚷᚩᛞᚪᛚᚢᚹᚪᛚᚢ ᛞᚩᚻᛖᛚᛁᛈᚫ ᚳᚣ ([dæ]us mæus godaluwalu dohelipæ cy), probably deus meus, god aluwaldo, helpæ Cy… "my god, almighty god, help Cy…" [Cynewulf or a similar personal name; compare also names of God in Old English poetry.]
the Franks casket; 7th century
Fisc flodu ahof on fergen-berig
Warþ gas-ric grorn þær he on greut giswom
Hronæs ban.
Romwalus and Reumwalus, twœgen gibroþær,
afœddæ hiæ wylif in Romæcæstri,
oþlæ unneg.
her fegtaþ titus end giuþeasu
HIC FUGIANT HIERUSALIM afitatores
dom / gisl
Her Hos sitiþ on harmberga
agl[.] drigiþ swa hiræ Ertae gisgraf
sarden sorga and sefa torna.
risci / wudu / bita
zoomorphic silver-gilt knife mount, discovered in the River Thames near Westminster Bridge (late 8th century)[5][6]
the Ruthwell Cross; 8th century, the inscription may be partly a modern reconstruction
the Brandon antler piece, wohs wildum deoræ an "[this] grew on a wild animal"; 9th century.[7]
Kingmoor Ring
the Seax of Beagnoth; 9th century (also known as the Thames scramasax); the only complete alphabet, ᚠᚢᚦᚩᚱᚳᚷᚹᚻᚾᛁᛄᛇᛈᛉᚴᛏᛒᛖᛝᛞᛚᛗᛟᚪᚫᚣᛠ