Intriguing talk to delve into Viking Age gold from Saddleworth and North West

ENJOY AN intriguing illustrated talk on Wednesday, May 13 about ‘’Viking Age Gold and Silver in the North West’ from the local area.

The talk will be given by Professor James Graham-Campbell, one of the country’s leading authorities on Viking-age treasure, at 7.30pm at Saddleworth Museum.

The event has been arranged jointly by the Saddleworth Historical Society and Friends of Castleshaw Roman Forts.

The Viking-age gold finger-ring found in the bed of Greenfield Brook, Saddleworth, (in 1914), and now in the British Museum, provides the starting point for a survey of the most important finds of Viking gold and silver from north-west England, dating to the late ninth and early tenth centuries AD.

James Graham-Campbell is Emeritus Professor of Medieval Archaeology at University College London and has published extensively on the Vikings.

He has specialised in the study of Viking-age treasure, about which his most important works are The Viking-Age Gold and Silver of Scotland (1995) and The Cuerdale Hoard and Related Viking-Age Silver and Gold from Britain and Ireland in the British Museum (2011), although his most recent book is on Viking Art (Thames & Hudson, 2013).

All are welcome to the talk but a charge of £3 to non-members on the night. Refreshments available.

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