SEVEN PRUTOT FROM ROMAN JUDAEA IN SILVER POMEGRANATE BRACELET

SEVEN PRUTOT FROM ROMAN JUDAEA IN SILVER POMEGRANATE BRACELET


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TWO PRUTOT OF VALERIUS GRATUS

Valerius Gratus as procurator of Judaea under Tiberius (15-26 CE)

Obverse: TIB KAI CAP within wreath.

Reverse: Palm branch curving to right. IOY-LIA with date.

Bibliography:

Hendin, 645-647

FOUR PRUTOT OF PONTIUS PILATE WITH LITUUS

Pontius Pilate as Procurator of Judaea under Tiberius (26-36 CE)

Minted Year 17-18 (30-31 CE)

Obverse: Lituus surrounded by TIBERIOY KAICAPOC (Of Tiberius Caesar).

Reverse: Date surrounded by wreath.

Bibliography:

Hendin, 649/650

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Pontius Pilate ruled Judaea as a procurator of Rome under the emperor Tiberius from 26-36 CE. In this time he rule was generally seen to be harsh and unyielding. So much so that the end of his reign of the direct result of his being recalled to Rome to give an account of his actions while procurator. The most famous of these draconian ruling is the execution of Jesus Christ believed to have occurred in the later half of the reign of Pontius Pilate. “When morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people plotted against Jesus to put Him to death. And when they had bound Him, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor.” (Matthew 21: 1-2)

A BRONZE PRUTAH OF HEROD I (THE GREAT)

Herod as King of Judaea (37-4 BCE)

Obverse: Anchor with inscription HrwD BACI “King Herod”

Reverse: Caduceus between double cornucopiae.

Bibliography: Hendin, 500.

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Herod the Great ruled Judea from 37-4 BCE. He was a superb military leader who secured control of the region in cooperation with Rome. A skilled builder, Herod completely remodeled the Jerusalem Temple, designed Caesarea and other cities, and built palaces at Jerusalem, Masada, and other places. Herod was king at the time Jesus was born. Matthew's gospel relates that Herod massacred the children in and around Bethlehem and that Joseph, Mary, and Jesus fled to Egypt at the time, but returned to Nazareth after Herod's death. (Matthew 2:1-23)

Coins in fine to very fine condition.

Bracelet Length: 19 cm (7.48 inches)

Weight: 23.2g

Diameter: 20 mm

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