Bag of Bronze and Silver Coins, New Find in Pompeii

A bag of silver and bronze coins was found next to the skeleton of an individual who apparently fled of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 with with the small treasure, the Pompeii Archaeological Park reported today.

The discovery occurred during the excavations at the Regio V site, the same place where last Tuesday the archaeologists reported the skeleton of a man of more than 30 years was found, victim of the fury of the volcano that buried the Roman city with his neighboring Herculaneum, Estabia and Oplontis, to the south of the peninsula.

Under the huge stone that, according to the Pompeya researchers, ‘was shot violently due to the volcanic cloud’, the remains of the individual were found, the upper part of his chest and his head cut off, according to the report.

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