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Lead pig from Hayshaw Bank

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Lead pig from Hayshaw Bank

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36731

Parish: Bewerley

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Dale: Lower Wharfedale

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Two lead pigs of Roman date inscribed IMP CAES DOMITIANO AUG COS VIII were found in the Hayshaw Bank area east of Greenhow Hill in 1733/4. One is in the collections at the British Museum. They date to AD 81 indicating a relatively rapid exploitation of the lead industry in the Dales after the Roman conquest, probably under Imperial control.
White, Robert (2002) The Yorkshire Dales. A Landscape Through Time. Ilkley: Great Northern Books


British Museum, London, but note that the lead pig may not be on permanent display.

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