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Piece of hacked Roman silver from Traprain Law.
Portion of a silver-gilt penannular brooch decorated with animal heads with bared teeth, Pictish, from St Ninian's Isle, Shetland, 8th century.
Half of a shallow silver bowl decorated with the head of Hercules, and featuring hunting scenes on the outside, from Traprain Law, East Lothian, AD 410–425.
Massive silver chain, made from pairs of solid links and fastened with a penannular clasp decorated with Pictish symbols, from Parkhill, Aberdeenshire, AD 400–600.
Silver handles in the shape of a leopard, from Traprain Law, East Lothian, AD 410–425.
Hunterston Brooch, a solid silver brooch covered in a thin layer of gold, from Hunterston, Ayrshire, AD 650–750.
Silver chainwith a penannular clasp from Borland Farm, Walston, Lanarkshire.
Silver pennanular brooch with gilded interlaced ornamentation, from Rogart, Sutherland, AD 700–800.
Roman coin hoard found at Birnie, Elgin, Moray.
Part of a flat silver plate showing Venus rising from the waves, from Traprain Law, 410 - 425 AD and fragments of two other silver plates.
Part of a hacked and squashed beast-headed brooch from the Gaulcross hoard, Aberdeenshire.
Silver spoon bowl decorated with an engraved fish engraved, from Traprain Law, 410 - 425 AD.
Silver pins from Norrie’s Law, Fife and Covesea, Moray.
4 Dec 2018
19:00 – 20:15. Doors open at 18:15 for a complimentary glass of Glenmorangie Original, courtesy of our partner.
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh - Auditorium, Level 1. Entry via Lothian Street.
£6, £5 Members & Conc.
Booking essential. Link to follow.
This event is age 14+ but please note, alcohol will be being served and our staff will be operating a Challenge 25 policy.