4259Re: Norse Axe from Tor Bay near Canso
- Oct 1, 2003Mike, thanks a lot for your post. It is a bit confusing, but the so-
called "Runic Stone" from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia (also called the
Fletcher Stone) is an artefact totally unrelated to the Tor Bay axe;
they were found at opposite ends of the Province (about 600 km apart).
The Fletcher Stone is a very interesting artefact in its own right,
as it does appear to have characters engraved on it, but they are
evidently not Norse runes from a recognizable futhark.
The Tor Bay axe has three so-called "wend runes", and a number of
other designs that were interpreted by Strandwold as "secret runes",
but which appear meerely as geometric patterns to the uninitiated.
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