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From Roman bribes to Pictish treasures
Wednesday 17 January, 1pm
Free, advanced booking recommended
Viking: Rediscover the Legend Exhibition Talks
A series of free talks and handling sessions that focuses on current archaeological work. These talks allow professional archaeologists, related specialists and community groups to share their exciting work with us as it is happening and include regional, national and international projects.
Dr Fraser Hunter, Principal Curator, Iron Age & Roman Collections, National Museums Scotland and curator of the current exhibition Scotland’s Early Silver
The talk will present some of the results of the Glenmorangie Research Project into Scotland’s early silver. It is a tale of the unexpected, starting with Roman bribery, running through local adaptation of silver, including some remarkable Pictish treasures, and finishing with a brief look at some new Viking finds. Focussing on Scotland but with a European-wide perspective, it’ll lead you to look at silver in a new way.