A BRONZE PRUTAH OF PONTIUS PILATE WITH LITUUS IN OLIVE WOOD BOX
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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.
Coins in fine condition with natural Holy Land patina.
Olive wood box, Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
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 rulings 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 lituus is a crooked staff used by Roman augurs to mark out a ritual space, called a templum, in the sky.