Undley Gold Bracteate From Nordic Britain (400 CE)

(June 16, 2023) Bracteates are a pendant style jewelry usually worn on a necklace. The imagery on this one is a mix of Roman and Druid. Just under the chain ring is a Druid Spiral doublet. To the left of that is a symbol at bottom of this photo is the Roman symbol of the infants Romulus and Remous feeding at the teats of a wolf (milk is a fertility fluid as mentioned in the text). Between the two are images  for the sun (god Hu, life power) and the dark new moon (god Su, astrological motion power) indicating this bracteate is about the integration of those two classes of spiritual powers. Notice the moon is similar to the eye in the helmeted figure which seems to indicate the figure represents the full moon god Su. The full moon had the epithet of "observer" in Alphabetic Akkadian. Diameter: 2.30 centimeters.  Weight: 2.24 grams. Letter assignments by Olmsted

 From British Museum. Museum number: 1984,1101.1. Online at: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/H_1984-1101-1

This bracteate was found at Undley Common which is a small region just southwest of the town of Lakenheath in Suffolk County, England.

Translation of Undley Bracteate

(July 26, 2023) The Akkadian text on this pendant seems to be a tongue twister. The text also uses bound-runes for the first three words. This combining of signs into words is also seen in cuneiform texts.

This text is a plea for avoiding a drought by using magic. It is claiming not enough rain is being made because the fertility-fluids needed to trigger it is not being pushed (activated) enough to get through the life network of Hu.

Translation in Akkadian (Rune Text 11)

(read right to left in the traditional Druid direction as the bracteate is rotated counter clockwise. Capital letters on object. Small letters are inferred Inner vowels. Verbs are italic bold)
  1. ŠaPu,  ŠaPu,  ŠaPu  ṢaPu. ŠaPu  Ṣu.  Mu  u  Ya (Rune 11.1)

(Dual use letters are E/H, I/Y, U/W, and '/A in which vowel appears at beginning of words except for Yahu which is keeping its traditional Hebrew transliteration)

In English

  1. Make-super, make-super, make-super the emotional-obsessions. Make-super the activity-level.  Fertility-fluids are not being activated.