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Prutah of Nero

Bronze prutah, 17mm, 2.48gm, issued c. AD 60.

Obv: KAICAPOC, Palm branch.

Rev: NЄPꞶNOC, Inscription in three lines within wreath.

References: see Sear 5627.

Porcius Festus was the Roman procurator assigned to Judaea after his predecessor, Antonius Felix, was recalled around AD 59-60. Acts 25:12 records an encounter between St Paul and Festus, before Paul was sent to Rome to be judged by the Emperor Nero..

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