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Seeland-II-C (Sjælland bracteate 2) is a Scandinavian bracteate from Zealand, Denmark dating to the Migration period (around 500 AD). The bracteate bears an Elder Futhark inscription which reads as:

hariuha haitika : farauisa : gibu auja : ttt

The final ttt is a triple stacked Tiwaz rune. This use of the rune is often interpretted as three invocations of the Norse god Tyr.[1]

The central image shows a male's head above a quadruped. This is the defining characteristic of C-bracteates (of which some 400 specimens survive), and is often interpreted as a depiction of Odin healing his horse.

Krause translates the inscription as: "Hariuha I am called: the dangerous knowledgeable one: I give chance."[2] farauisa is interpreted as fara-uisa, either "danger-wise" or "travel-wise". Moltke translates this word as "one who is wise about dangers".[3]

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References

  1. ^ Spurkland, Terje (2005). Norwegian Runes and Runic Inscriptions. Boydell Press. pp. 12. ISBN 1-84383-186-4. http://books.google.com/books?id=1QDKqY-NWvUC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_navlinks_s#v=onepage&q=&f=false.  
  2. ^ Krause, W. Die Sprache der urnordischen Runeninschriften
  3. ^ Moltke, Erik Runerne i Danmark og deres Oprindelse. Published in English as Runes and their Origin: Denmark and Elsewhere

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