Vimose inscriptions

Finds from Vimose (Danish pronunciation: [ˈvimoːsə]), on the island of Funen, Denmark, include some of the oldest datable Elder Futhark runic inscriptions in early Proto-Norse or late Proto-Germanic from the 2nd to 3rd century in the Scandinavian Iron Age and were written in the time of the Roman Empire.

  • Vimose Comb (c. 160, considered the oldest known datable runic inscription altogether): harja (ᚺᚨᚱᛃᚨ)[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]
The Vimose Comb is housed at the National Museum of Denmark.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Deutungen zu einer Inschrift".
  2. ^ "Deutungen zu einer Inschrift".
  3. ^ "Deutungen zu einer Inschrift".
  4. ^ "Deutungen zu einer Inschrift".
  5. ^ "Deutungen zu einer Inschrift".
  6. ^ "Deutungen zu einer Inschrift".

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Coordinates: 55°27′3.2″N 10°17′21.8″E / 55.450889°N 10.289389°E / 55.450889; 10.289389