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The Galloway Hoard brings together the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland. It is of international significance and will transform our understanding of this period of Scottish history.
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Our stories live on in the objects we leave behind, objects that have the power to inspire people now and in the future. But without protection these objects and their stories can be lost forever.
Late Bronze Age gold hoard from Cae Capel Eithin (Gaerwen), Anglesey, Wales
The Douglas Nugget, Britain's largest gold nugget.
Late Bronze Age bracelets from Hillhead, Caithness
The Adabrock bead
The Minch torc: a treasure from the deep
Late Bronze Age cup-ended ornament from Skye
Gold-bound spearheads from Carnoustie and Pyotdykes
The Heyope Hoard
The Colaton Raleigh Hoard, Devon
The Culduthel wristguard rivet caps
Ystradowen finger ingot
The Knowes of Trotty discs
Gold lunulae from Harlyn Bay, Cornwall
Late Bronze Age penannular ‘hair ring’ from Cladh Hallan, South Uist