Although I just visited Pompeii and tried beforehand to research what to look for, I only just tonight chanced upon a reference to the Oplontis Villa - it is also called the Villa Poppaea (because it is believed Nero's wife owned it). A bunch of coins were found in Villa B. Here is a link to the Oplontis Villa site, giving an overview of finds (including coins): http://www.oplontisproject.org/index.php/the-villas/villa-b/ Even better, here are some of the coins found there - from a "Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero" exhibition - great selection of what was in circulation in 79 AD - from the Republic onward: http://exhibitions.kelsey.lsa.umich.edu/oplontis-leisure-and-luxury/coins.php In addition to the photos, it even tells which skeleton each coin was found with. I hope this isn't old news to everybody else (I searched this site and got no hits). My apologies if so.