Vimose inscriptions

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Coordinates: 55°28′N 10°11′E / 55.46°N 10.18°E / 55.46; 10.18

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 late Proto-Germanic or 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: wiliR [..]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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