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Coins from Pompeii’s ruins hint at finances of the dead

Roman bronze coins found in the Thermopolium of Vetutius Placidus in Pompeii, Italy in May 1939.

Cash boxes in a Pompeiian tavern held nearly 1,500 coins (sample pictured) in total — but the hoard’s value was not large. Credit: Azoor Photo/Alamy

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Nature 606, 436 (2022)




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