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SK 1724 8130 : Bradwell, Lead Pig: Roman pig of lead found in July 1894 during the excavations of the foundations for new Board School buildings at Bradwell. Now in Sheffield Museum. (1, 4) Present location of find confirmed. (2) Dimensions: Weight: 112 pounds, Length: 20 inches, Breadth: 5.5 inches, Thickness: 3 inches. (3) A worn pig of Roman shape found in 1894 when digging school foundations. The possibility that the face once had an inscription cannot be discounted. (5)

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  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Haverfield, F. 1905. Victoria County History: Derbyshire, Vol.1. p 232.
  • <2> Personal Observation: F1 FDC 28-SEP-65.
  • <3> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index: 0393.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: 1896. Buxton Chronicle, January 25th, 1896.
  • <5> Article in serial: Barnatt, J. 1999. 'Prehistoric and Roman mining in the Peak District- present knowledge and future research', Mining History: The Bulletin of the Peak District Mines Historical Society.



Grid reference SK 1724 8130 (point) (Centre)

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Jun 22 2015 11:56AM

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