I got a chance to see Pompeii while I was stationed in Germany several years ago and it didn't look like the place was being maintained then. I chalked it up to the fact that the U.S. is probably a bit
obsessive when it comes
to historical sites. Looks like that Pompeii has just been let go.
In the JAN 2003 Celator, there's a good article by Marvin Tameanko on the coin finds of Pompeii. It's really interesting, with a map of the finds and several tables on date, location, description and composition of the finds; I believe over 70 in all. The article also talks about the distribution of denominations
, as well as a hoard
that was possibly buried in pre-imperial times. Some of the hoards
were found with skeletons, most likely folks trying to escape the eruption with their life savings. Adds poignancy to the hoards