A symposium bringing together national and international experts in the field of ancient metallurgy and metalwork collections.

The programme will showcase cutting-edge archaeometallurgy research and explore how and why metals collections should be preserved and interpreted. 

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Above: Dish decorated with the face of Hercules, his club behind his head, from Traprain Law, East Lothian.

Header image: Part of Scotland's largest denarius hoard, of almost 2, which was buried in a Roman pot near the Antonine Wall at Falkirk.

In partnership with the Trimontium Trust

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Scotland's Early Silver

Last chance to see this week! This stunning exhibition explores the impact of silver during the first millennium AD.

Hunterston brooch

This stunning brooch was found at Hunterston, Ayrshire during the 1830s. Made about AD700, it is a highly accomplished casting of silver, richly mounted with gold, silver and amber decoration.

Traprain Law treasure

Buried around the middle of the 5th century AD, this hoard of Roman silver from Traprain Law in East Lothian is the largest known from outside the Roman Empire.
Event information


24 Feb 2018
10:00 - 17:00. Doors open 09:00. Registration from 09:30.


Auditorium, Level 1. Entry via Lothian Street.

How much

£40, £35 Members & Conc. Includes lunch.

Members of Archaeology Scotland, Trimontium Trust and Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland are eligible for the £35 concessionary ticket. Please select the concessionary option when making your booking.

Booking information

Book by calling 0300 123 6789, online or in person at any of our museum sites.

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