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Find Spot record MDR2236 - Coins of Aethelred II and coin dies, Peak Cavern, Castleton

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The 'Descriptive Catalogue of Antiquities' in Thomas Bateman's museum includes the following: 'Three small objects in lead, represented of the actual size in the cut, found with Stycas of Ethelred in 1814, amongst earth that had slipped down from the hill at Castleton upon which the Castle stands. From Mr Bird's Collection'. The coin and the lead objects are illustrated. (2) The objects were amongst those bought by Sheffield Museum in 1893 and are described in their catalogue as follows: 'Three small objects [tickets] in lead, about half an inch square, were found with Stycas of Ethelred in 1829 amongst the earth that slipped down the hill at Castleton ….' The Sheffield Museum Acc. No. is J. 93-720. (3) A find of Stycas of Ethelred II [979-1016] in 1814 or 1829 (2, 3) was made on the headland at Castleton, upon which Peveril Castle stands; including three lead dies which may have circulated in place of legal coin. (4)

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  • <1> Bibliographic reference: 1829. Gents. Magazine. p 401.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1855. Descriptive Catalogue of the Antiquities at Lomberdale House. H72, pp 161-162, illust..
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Howarth, E. 1899. Catalogue of the Bateman Collection of Antiquities in the Sheffield Public Museum. p 226, illust..
  • <4> Article in serial: Heywood, N.. 1910: Brit. Num. Journ.



Grid reference Centred SK 1492 8262 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

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Jan 11 2016 12:13PM

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