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Monument record MDR3095 - Roman fissure burial, 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 9706] (1) SK 291570 (approx.). Possible Roman fissure burial. Skeleton buried with 60 small Roman copper coins. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <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.



Grid reference SK 293 570 (point) (Centre)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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