Jewish Governors Under Rome Coin – Antonius Felix.
Small bronze coin (1st century A.D.)
Antonius Felix was the first Roman procurator of Judea, being appointed in 6 AD. This when Herod Archelaus, the son of Herod the Great, was deposed and banished to Gaul by Augustus.
Coponius depicted the palm tree bearing two bunches of dates on his coinage. Previously this had appeared only on extremely rare coins of Herod Antipas.
The palm tree design was later used to represent Judea on coins issued by the Jews during the First and Second Revolts. Also as later Roman-issued Judea-related pieces.
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Zak’s Antiquities is the website of Zak’s fine art and antiquities located on the Christian Quarter road in Jerusalem’s Old City. The shop began in 1964 and has remained as a family owned and operated business till this day. For the past 50 years Zak’s Antiquities has sold ancient coins, antiquities and art authentic to Israel and Jerusalem.