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Date Made/Found: 1781-1782
Material and Medium: paper
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: J1958.9
This £100 banknote was issued by the Sheffield Bank, which was run by Thomas Broadbent from 1771 to 1782. Local banks would issue their own banknotes, because it was too risky to bring in notes printed elsewhere in case they were stolen on the way. When the bank collapsed Broadhead was declared bankrupt. These notes were shown at his bankruptcy proceedings as evidence. The bank was based in the Old Bank House, Hartshead. It was built in 1728 and is the oldest surviving brick building in the city centre.
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