Archaeology,  Celtic Art & Archaeology

Exhibition National Museum of Scotland The Galloway Hoard: Viking-age Treasure

From the exhibit announcement:

Bringing together the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland, the internationally significant Galloway Hoard is transforming our understanding of Scotland’s connections with the wider world during this period.

Disc brooch from the Galloway hoard
Disc brooch from the Galloway hoard
Image: National Museum of Scotland

The Hoard was buried around AD 900 and contains over 100 diverse objects, from silver, gold and jewelled treasures to rarely surviving textiles, including wool, linen and Scotland’s earliest examples of silk.

Discovered by a metal detectorist in Dumfries and Galloway in 2014, the Hoard was allocated to National Museums Scotland in 2017, when a selection of items went on display as part of a fundraising campaign to save it for the nation. With generous public support, an intensive programme of conservation and research is now underway, uncovering the secrets of the Hoard for the very first time.

There are more Galloway hoard images here. The exhibit runs 19 Feb – 9 May 2021 at the National Museum of Scotland.

Fit for a king: true glory of 1,000-year-old cross buried in Scottish field is revealed at lastThe hoard contains objects, including remnants of silk and other textiles, from all over the then known world, from Ireland to the Byzantine state.

See also:

Galloway Viking hoard secrets ‘unwrapped’ by £1m research

Fit for a king: true glory of 1,000-year-old cross buried in Scottish field is revealed at last


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