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 KAICAPOC (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.

59 C.E. 2.54 grams, 17 mm, axis 5. Cf. Ya'akov Meshorer, A Treasury of Jewish Coins (New York 2001), pl. 76, no. 345.

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