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Home > Catalog > |Judean & Biblical Coins| > |Roman Procurators| > |Marcus Ambibulus| > JD02666
Judaea, Marcus Ambibulus, Roman Prefect under Augustus, 9 - 12 A.D.
JD02666. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1331, Meshorer TJC 315, RPC I 4957, F, Jerusalem mint, weight 1.17g, maximum diameter 16.4mm, die axis 315o, 11 - 12 A.D.; obverse KAICAPOC (of Caesar), barley head curved to right; reverse eight-branched date palm tree, bearing two bunches of dates, L - MA (year 41 of Augustus) divided across lower field; SOLD










THE PALM: THE PALM DEPICTED IS, OF COURSE, THE DATE PALM. THE TREE WAS A SYMBOL OF JUDEA WHERE PALM TREES GROW IN GREATER NUMBERS THAN THE SURROUNDING AREAS (THE ROMANS ALSO USED IT AS A SYMBOL OF JUDEA ON JUDAEA CAPTA COINS). THE PALM ALSO SYMBOLIZED ABUNDANCE AND PLENTY, DIGNITY, ROYAL HONOR, JUBILATION AND VICTORY, AND WAS USED IN RELIGIOUS PROCESSIONS.
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