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International friendship in the Bronze Age.
This Norse rebus in Tifnag script lies 14 ft. southeast-by-east of the main sun-god figure at Peterborough, Ontario. It reads Wal wina wawa kogha (Old Norse Val vinnr vafa kogga = "A foreign friend waves to the ship"). The foreign friend would be an Algonquian Indian, probably of the Ojibwa tribe. They were trading copper ingots from the Lake Superior mines for cloth from Scandinavian looms. The inscription may be read, with the same meaning, if it be considered an Anglo-Saxon dialect (Fell 1982).