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Judaea, Marcus Ambibulus, Roman Prefect under Augustus, 9 - 12 A.D.
After Herod's death, Caesarea was the seat of the Roman procurator and capital of Roman Palestine for about 500 years. A riot in 66 A.D. between Syrians and Jews in the city led to the First Jewish Revolt. Paul was delivered to Caesarea when his life was threatened in Jerusalem (Acts 9:30). From Caesarea, Paul departed to Tarsus, his birthplace. Paul met the church in Caesarea (Acts 18:22; 21:8,16). Finally, Paul was taken prisoner (Acts 23:23,33) and returned to Caesarea where he was tried before Festus and King Agrippa (Acts 25:1-4; 24:6-13).
JD39562. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1329, Meshorer TJC 313, RPC I 4955, VF, clear date, Jerusalem mint, weight 2.500g, maximum diameter 16.9mm, die axis 0o
, 9 A.D.; obverse KAICAPOC (of Caesar), head of barley curved right; reverse eight-branched date palm tree, bearing two bunches of dates, L - ΛΘ (year 39); SOLD
Catalog current as of Sunday, June 16, 2019.
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