A RARE OVERSTRUCK PRUTAH OF PONTIUS PILATE


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Jerusalem Mint; Year 18 (31 CE)

Obverse: LIH (year 18) within wreath.

Reverse: TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC (of Tiberius Caesar) around lituus. Evidence of overstrike.

Weight: 1.87g; Diameter: 14.5 mm

Condition: Fine to Very Fine

Hendin, 1343

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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)