Golden bird pin, Galloway Hoard, Scotland3D Model
Bird-shaped pin made of gold decorated with glass eyes and niello inlay.
This object forms part of the Galloway Hoard, the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland. Buried around AD 900, the Galloway Hoard contains over 100 diverse objects, from silver, gold and jewelled treasures to rarely surviving textiles, including wool, linen and Scotland’s earliest examples of silk.
Discover more about the Galloway Hoard: https://www.nms.ac.uk/gallowayhoard
Images: Neil McLean. Model produced by Dr Hugo Anderson-Whymark, National Museums Scotland, 2021