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Members' Spotlight: From Table to Melting Pot - Roman Silver from Traprain Law

4 Oct 2022
18:30 - 19:30

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Buried around the middle of the 5th century AD, the Traprain Law Treasure is the largest hacked-silver hoard in Europe.

In 1919, archaeologists excavating Traprain Law in East Lothian discovered a stunning hoard of buried treasure made up of over 300 fragments of Roman silver which had been cut into bullion, and were destined for melting down and recycling into new objects.

Join us and Dr Fraser Hunter, Principal Curator of Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology, as we explore more about this remarkable find and discover how recent research into the treasure has caused us to rethink how the Roman world engaged with groups beyond its frontiers, and the effects this had in the centuries that followed.

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Following the presentations there will be a live Q&A session.

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