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Judaea, Pontius Pilate, Roman Prefect under Tiberius, 26 - 36 A.D.
Pontius Pilate served under Emperor Tiberius and is best known from the biblical account of the trial and crucifixion of Jesus. He was the fifth prefect of the Roman province of Judaea from 26 - 36 A.D. He is known from the New Testament, his coins, brief mention by Tacitus, Philo of Alexandria, Josephus, the Gospel of Nicodemus, the Gospel of Marcion, other apocryphal works, and a stone in the Israel Museum inscribed with his name and "PRAEFECTUS IVDAEAE."
JD72796. Bronze prutah
1341, Meshorer TJC
331, RPC I
5622, F, corrosion, Jerusalem mint, weight
2.181g, maximum diameter
16.7mm, die axis
, 29 A.D.; obverse
IOYLIA KAICAPOC, three bound heads of barley, the outer two heads drooping; reverse
TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC (of Tiberius Caesar
) and date LIς (year 16) surrounding simpulum
(libation ladle); SOLD
Catalog current as of Saturday, June 23, 2018.
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