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Prutah of Nero

Bronze prutah, 16mm, 2.89gm, issued AD 59-62.

Obv: KAICAPOC, Palm branch.

Rev: NEPⲰNOC, Wreath.

References: see Sear 5627, Hendin 1351.

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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