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Find Spot record MDR569 - Roman coin hoard (unknown location), 'Hooley Wood', Padfield

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A great number of coins of billon (or base silver) were found in 1838 in removing the soil near a stone quarry in Hooley Wood in Padfield about a mile north-east of Melandra Castle. Only five were taken particular notice of, and those were three of Alexander Severus and two of Julia Maesa. In 1886 nothing was known of the then location of the coins. (1, 2) From this hoard probably were taken most of the nine casts of coins - one Domitian, two Marcus, three Severus Alexander, two Maesa, and another doubtful - now preserved in Warrington Museum as 'found at Melandra'. (3)

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  • <1> Article in serial: Beamont, W. 1852. Journal of the British Archaeological Association. Volume 7, p 19.
  • <2> 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. p 202.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Haverfield, F. 1905. 'Romano-British Derbyshire', in Victoria County History, Derbyshire, Vol 1. p 260.
  • <4> Personal Observation: F1 FC 13-OCT-65.
  • <5> Index: NDAT. 0966. 0966.



Grid reference SK 02 95 (point) (Approximate)

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Sep 26 2017 2:37PM

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