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Live auction - bpv_568573 - JUDAEA - ROMAN GOVERNORS Prutah

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Estimate : 350 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 28 January 2020 14:40:05
Type : Prutah
Date: an 5
Mint name / Town : Césarée Maritime, Samarie
Metal : silver plated copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,18 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan légèrement décentré au droit, bien centré au revers. Belle branche de palmier. Monnaie lisible. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Légende en deux lignes dans une couronne.
Obverse legend : NER/wN.
Obverse translation : (Néron).


Reverse description : Branche de palmier.
Reverse legend : LE KAISAROS.
Reverse translation : (an 5 césar).


Au droit la date n’est pas visible.

Historical background


(9-62 AD)

After 6 AD when Herod Archelaus was banished, Augustus appointed governors to administer the Judeée of equestrian rank. Between 9 and 62, these procurators or prefects (Claudius) struck small local currencies (of Prutah). The Best known among them is Pontius Pilate, governor of 26-36 that left condemn and execute Jesus. The latest to hit procurator Porcius Festus currency was during the reign of Nero (59/60-62).

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