A ROMAN BRONZE PRUTAH OF PONTIUS PILATE
Please refer to our stock # S.6644 when inquiring.
Reign of Roman Emperor Tiberius (26-36 A.D.)
Minted in 29 A.D.
Obverse: Three bound ears of barley, the outer two ears droop, surrounded by IOΥΛΙΑ ΚΑΙCAPOC).
Reverse: Libation ladle (simpulum) surrounded by TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC (of Tiberius Caesar) and date (Year 16).
Found in Judea. In very good condition with natural patina. Similar examples can be found in The British Museum, London.
15.4 mm diameter
Custom made olive wood box, shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority
Yaakov Meshorer, “Ancient Jewish Coinage Vol. II”, (New York: 1982)
Pontius Pilate (Latin: Pontius Pilatus, Greek: Ðüíôéïò ÐéëÜôïò) was the governor of the Roman Judaea Province from 26 until 36(A.D.). In modern times he is best known as the man who, according to the canonical Christian Gospels, presided over the trial of Jesus and ordered his crucifixion.