Vimose Comb

Illustration

Emma Groeneveld
by Nationalmuseet, Roberto Fortuna og Kira Ursem
published on 17 June 2018

This comb, known as the Vimose Comb, found in Denmark, represents the earliest inscription that is without a doubt runic. It reads "harja" (possibly meaning “comb”, or “warrior”) and is dated to c. 160 CE, and it uses runes so confidently and maturely that scholars feel it must result from at least a hundred years’ experience in writing in runes.

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Ursem, N. R. F. o. K. (2018, June 17). Vimose Comb. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8938/vimose-comb/

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