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Reference numberCLP/16/51
LevelFile
TitlePaper, 'De runis Helsingicis' [Of the Hälsingland runes, Sweden] by Andreas Celsius
Date1735
DescriptionCelsius explains why the runic inscriptions from Hälsingland are different from others in Sweden. He explains that five stone obelisks bearing runic inscriptions, thought to be erected as memorials to the dead, exist in Hälsingland. He goes on to discuss interpretations of runic alphabets. Includes a colour figure of a stone obelisk bearing the runes. For English translation see EL/C3/16.

Subject: Language / Alphabet

Read to the Royal Society on 11 March 1735

Translation published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An explanation of the runic characters of Helsingland'
LanguageLatin
Extent5p
FormatManuscript
Drawing
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1737.0004
Related records in the catalogueEL/C3/15
EL/C3/16
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA6791Celsius; Andreas (1701 - 1744)1701 - 1744
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