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Scotland's Early Silver



In Scotland, silver, not gold, was the most important and powerful precious metal for a thousand years, from the arrival of the Roman army until the dawn of the Viking Age.

The breadth of National Museum Scotland's collections, with the support of The Glenmorangie Company, puts National Museums Scotland in a unique position to reveal the role of silver in the development of the first kingdoms of Scotland.

The book showcases beautiful objects and tells the story of silver during the emergence of early medieval kingdoms.

It builds on the Glenmorangie Research Project and gives fresh insights into this formative period of Scottish history.

Alice Blackwell is Senior Curator of Medieval Archaeology and History; Dr Martin Goldberg is Principal Curator, Medieval Archaeology and History; and Dr Fraser Hunter is Acting Keeper of Scottish History and Archaeology, and Principal Curator, Iron Age, Roman, Early History – all at National Museums Scotland.

Published by NMS Enterprises Ltd - Publishing

978 1 910682 12 8

250 x 140


100 col & b/w illus

luxury paperback


ISBN: 9781910682128

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