Coin of Pontius Pilate (26-36 A.D.) the Governor on Judea 26 – 36 AD
Side A: Litus (Roman style scepter) with inscription, “of Tiberius Caesar”.
Side B: Year of mint in Roman numerals with wreath around the edge.
This bronze prutah was minted under the reign of Pontius Pilate, who ruled as the Roman procurator of Judea from 26 to 36 A.D. This is the same Pilate who tried Jesus at Jerusalem. Then turned Him over to be crucified because of political pressure.
He was known for taking bribes, and enforcing the laws with cruelty. Then was finally removed from office after he massacred many of the Samaritans on Mt. Gerazim during a religious ceremony.
Includes a clear display stand.
Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export approval.
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