Four Anglo-Saxon brooches which form part of the Galloway Hoard. As seen @nationalmuseumsscotland
The Galloway hoard discovered in September 2014 in the region of Scotland which bore the collection its name, is the greatest Viking hoard to have ever been discovered in the U.K. or Ireland. The hoard contains 100 items including Viking ingots, Anglo-Saxon brooches, a Northumberland crucifix, a unique rock crystal flask or jar, even fragments of textiles and leather, in addition to many more items of uniqueness or rarity.
Note that the hoard has been only stabilised and has not been fully conserved. This will not happen until (hopefully) NMS acquire the hoard. They are at attempting to raise the £1.98 million required to acquire the hoard, after which additional funds will be required to further conserve and research the collection. NMS has until November to raise the funds required to save the Galloway hoard for Scotland. #GallowayHoard #NationalMuseumsScotland #NationalMuseumofScotland #AngloSaxonbrooch #AngloSaxon #brooch #diskbrooch #appliedart #history #earlymedieval #nofilter