The first settlements around Pompeii appeared during the middle Bronze Age. By the sixth century B.C., Pompeii became a permanent settlement. Early buildings included a Temple to Apollo and a Temple of Hercules and Minerva.
Mount Vesuvius erupted in August 24, 79 A.D., The towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried.
25,000 people perished.
In 1599 A.D. Pompeii was rediscovered. Herculaneum was uncovered in 1738. The excavation of Pompeii has given us an intimate understanding of the society, art, and architecture of Roman life in the first century A.D.
This Historical Replica Set of Pompeii includes six replicas of Roman coins found in Pompeii.
Tiberius, Bronze As. The obverse shows the bare head of Tiberius facing left. The reverse shows S C. The original was struck in 22 A.D. (Sear 1770)
Claudius, Gold Aureus. The obverse shows the laureate head of Claudius facing right. The reverse shows Agrippina Junior, his fourth wife. The original coin was struck in Lugdunum in 51 AD. (Sear 1885)
Vespasian, Gold Aureus. The obverse shows the head of Vespasian facing right. The reverse shows Victory facing left on globe holding wreath and palm. The original was struck in Rome in 73 A.D. (Sear 2256)
Nero, Copper Sestertius. The obverse shows Nero facing left. Reverse shows Annonia standing right holding a cornucopia facing Ceres seated left holding corn ears and a torc. Between them is the stern of a ship in the background. The original coin was struck in Lugdunum 65 A.D.(Sear 1952)
Augustus, Copper As. The obverse shows Augustus facing left. The reverse shows the facade of an altar enclosure. The original issued to honor Augustus was struck by Tiberius in Rome between 22 to 30 A.D. (Sear 1789)
Caligula, Brass As. The obverse shows Caligula facing left. The reverse shows Vesta seated left holding a patera and a scepter. The original was struck in Rome in 37 A.D. (Sear 1803)
All coins are made of lead free pewter and plated with copper, brass, or gold. In accordance with the Hobby Protection Act all coins are stamped COPY on the reverse.