Lead pig from Hayshaw Bank MYD36731
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.
Inscription on lead pig from Hayshaw Bank MYD36731
White, Robert (2002) The Yorkshire Dales. A Landscape Through Time. Ilkley: Great Northern Books
Location British Museum, London, but note that the lead pig may not be on permanent display.
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Accessibility Fully accessible. See www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/ for further details.