Shona Elliot, Curator for Documentation and Fine Art, tells us about one of our most recent loans to the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow.
Fancy seeing lots and lots of gold?!
The University of Aberdeen has loaned two pieces of gold to the Scottish Gold exhibition at the Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow. The show features a wide variety of Scottish gold items ranging from the Bronze Age to the present. One of our loaned items is a middle/late Bronze Age gold torc which was turned up by a plough in Law Farm, Urquhart, East of Elgin. Around 36 torcs were found in the site and the majority of them have been reunited in this exhibition, creating a very impressive sight. We also loaned an ancient Roman gold aureus coin of Emperor Vespasian (69 – 79 AD), found at Port Elphinstone, Inverurie.
Scottish Gold is open until 15th June so go and see it and let us know what you think of our gold!