ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: February 18, 2021
The Galloway Hoard: Viking-Age Treasure
By (author) Martin Goldberg
A cache of over 100 gold, silver and other items, the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland, was unearthed by a metal detectorist in 2014.A large fundraising campaign ensured that what has come to be known as ‘the Galloway Hoard’ was saved for the nation.Having lain undiscovered since the beginning of the 10th century, it now provides an extremely rare opportunity to research and reveal many lost aspects of the Viking Age.There is a chance to see the treasure at the National Museum of Scotland 18 February – 18 October 21. The exhibition will subsequently go on tour to Kirkcudbright, Aberdeen and Dundee.The accompanying book places the hoard in a wider historical context and showcases the conservation and research work currently being undertaken to understand the hoard and its secrets.
Dr Martin Goldberg is Principal Curator of Medieval Archaeology and History, National Museums Scotland.