Monument record MDR3053 - Roman coin hoard (unknown location), Scarthin Nick, Cromford

Type and Period (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

"At Scarthin Nick, in 'a perforated rock', 200 copper coins of 'Lower Empire', were found about 1800. Reynolds notices a find made '8 March 1795 at Scarthen Nick, a skeleton and 60 small copper coins of Licinius and the Constantines'. I do not know if this is a separate find or the same described differently". [see SMR 9736] (1) It has been suggested that the 200 coin find was made when the limestone ridge was cut by Robert Arkwright, son of Richard Arkwright. (2)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Haverfield, F. 1905. 'Romano-British Derbyshire', in Victoria County History, Derbyshire, Vol 1. p 257.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p111.
  • <3> Index: NDAT. 1473. 1473.

Map

Location

Grid reference SK 295 570 (point) (Approximate)
Civil Parish CROMFORD, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (0)

External Links (0)

Record last edited

Jul 16 2015 9:22AM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.