In 1979 a hoard of coins was uncovered during restoration work to the Minerals Baths in Buxton. The coins reflected over 300 years of Roman history – and with it the story of Roman Buxton.
Coins were thrown into the sacred waters as offerings to the Gods. They were likely intended to bring good luck or grant particular wishes. It may be that the waters were cleared out periodically, and that the coins discovered are those that were missed down in a crevice at the bottom of the springs.