With a sack of 20 silver and bronze coins close to his chest, the pompeian fugitive made his escape

He escaped from the eruptive fury of Vesuvius with the hope of saving himself, and for this he carried with him a small hoard of coins which would have allowed him to continue life. During the course of excavations currently underway at the Regio V site, where the skeleton of an escapee who had been struck by a rock - which crushed his head and thorax - was found, 20 silver and 2 bronze coins have …Read more

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