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Find Spot record MDR3923 - Bracelets, 305m north-west of the Moon Inn, Stoney Middleton

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A pair of silver and copper alloy bracelets (armillae), dating from the 2nd century AD, were found on the 24th October 1866 by J. Wilson of Eyam. The finds were located in Carls Wark cave on the south side of the road at Stoney Middleton. The VCH confuses this location with Carls Wark near to Hathersage. (1,3,5,11). The bracelets are pennacular with decorated raised snake head terminals. They are dated to Antonious Pius (138-161) by Bradbury, 1934. (1,3,5). Parallels have been found from Castlethorpe in Buckinghamshire and Backworth in Northumberland, both associated with coins of 160AD. Similar items are also known from Pompeii. (2,6,7,9). The bracelets are now housed in Sheffield City Museum.

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <1> Article in serial: Bagshawe, B. 1867-8. 'Notice of the discovery of armillae at Stony-Middleton, Derbyshire', The Reliquary. Volume 8. p 113, illust..
  • <2> Article in serial: Tewitt, L L. 1867. Intellectual Observer.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Pennington, R. 1877. Notes on the Barrows and Bone Caves of Derbyshire. p 60.
  • <4> Article in serial: Watkin, W. 1886. 'The Roman minor settlements, camps, discoveries of coins etc, and roads in Derbyshire', Derbyshire Archaeology Journal. Volume 8, pp 190-215.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Haverfield, F. 1905. Victoria County History: Derbyshire, Vol.1. p 255.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Cowen,. 1910. History of Stoney Middleton. p 18, 29.
  • <7> Article in serial: Bradbury, F. 1934. Sheffield Telegraph. 16.11.1934.
  • <8> Unpublished document: Preston, F L. 1950. Correspondence.
  • <9> Article in serial: 1956. Sheffield Telegraph. 26.10.1956.
  • <10> Personal Observation: F1 BHS 18-NOV-65.
  • <11> Index: NDAT. 2700. 2700.



Grid reference Centred SK 2280 7555 (10m by 10m) (Approximate)

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Dec 7 2007 2:01PM

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