In 2012 a hoard of 43 medieval silver pennies was discovered by a metal detectorist near to Kirk Ireton. The coins were in circulation during the 1260s and were found all together, suggesting they had been in a purse together. Were they hidden for safe keeping or simply dropped? If the latter, it would have been disasterous to have lost such a large amount of money!
All of the pennies were ‘voided, long-cross’ pennies from the reign of Henry III. At least one of the coins seems to have been counterfeit.