A bronze prutah of Porcius Festus, procurator of Judea under Nero

Ancient Coins - A bronze prutah of Porcius Festus, procurator of Judea under Nero
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A bronze prutah of Porcius Festus, procurator of Judea under Nero. Obv.: Greek inscription in wreath NEP/ WNO/ C (of Nero). Rev.: Palm branch surrounded by inscription LE KAI[CAR]OC (year five of the Caesar).

The palm branch is a common Jewish symbol, one of the Seven Species – seven fruits and grains mentioned in the Bible as typical of the land of Israel. From a Christian point of view, Jesus' entry into Jerusalem is celebrated today as Palm Sunday.

59 C.E. 2.53 grams, 17½ mm, axis 12. Cf. Ya'akov Meshorer, A Treasury of Jewish Coins (New York 2001), pl. 76, no. 345

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