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Home ▸ Catalog ▸ Judean & Biblical Coins ▸ Roman Procurators ▸ Pontius PilateView Options:  |  |  | 

Roman Judaea, Pontius Pilate, Prefect under Tiberius, 26 - 36 A.D.

Pontius Pilate served under Emperor Tiberius and is best known from the biblical account of the trial and crucifixion of Jesus. He was the fifth prefect of the Roman province of Judaea from 26 - 36 A.D. He is known from the New Testament, his coins, brief mention by Tacitus, Philo of Alexandria, Josephus, the Gospel of Nicodemus, the Gospel of Marcion, other apocryphal works, and a stone in the Israel Museum inscribed with his name and "PRAEFECTUS IVDAEAE."


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This unlisted variant could be a mistake in which the LI appears as a N. Like the HZ variant, the letters LI were probably badly formed on the original document; then the engravers made the confusion with and N (Fig. 63-64). -- Coins of Pontius Pilate by J. P. Fontanille and S. L. Gosline
JD35381. Bronze prutah, apparently unique, Coins of Pontius Pilate p. 59, fig. 63-64 (this coin); Menorah Coin Project rev die R8 (this coin); Hendin 1342 var, gVF, weight 1.777 g, maximum diameter 14.6 mm, die axis 0o, Jerusalem mint, 30 A.D.; obverse TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC, lituus (augural wand); reverse NZ within wreath (blundered LIZ = year 17); ex Amphora Coins, ex Fontanille Collection; extremely rare variant; SOLD


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Pontius Pilate is chiefly known for the part he played in the trial and crucifixion of Jesus.
SH55637. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1342, Meshorer TJC 333, RPC I 4968, SGICV 5623, VF, weight 1.796 g, maximum diameter 15.4 mm, die axis 0o, Jerusalem mint, 30 A.D.; obverse TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC, lituus (augural wand); reverse LIZ (year 17) within wreath; exceptional for the type; SOLD


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Pontius Pilate is chiefly known for the part he played in the trial and crucifixion of Jesus.
JD40301. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1341, Meshorer TJC 331, RPC I 4967, SGICV 5622, gVF, weight 2.274 g, maximum diameter 19.5 mm, die axis 90o, Jerusalem mint, 29 A.D.; obverse IOYLIA KAICAPOC, three bound heads of barley, the outer two heads drooping; reverse TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC (of Tiberius Caesar) and date LIς (year 16) surrounding simpulum (libation ladle); superb for the type; SOLD







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