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

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  • 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.



Grid reference SK 295 570 (point) (Approximate)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Jul 16 2015 9:22AM

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