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Pontius Pilate AE Prutah, Choice VF+, Very RARE variety - see notes, 29/30 C.E.

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PONTIUS PILATE AE PRUTAH, PREFECT UNDER TIBERIUS

Hendin 1341a, TJC 331, VF+, 16.3mm, 1.98 grams

Obverse: Inscription Variant of  TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC LIC (of Tiberius Caesar, year 16 = 29/30 C.E.); simpulum (ladle)

Reverse: Inscription IOY^IA KAICAPOC (Julia the Queen); three bound ears of grain, the outer ones droop

A charming and sharp coin in itself, with a COMPLETE reverse inscription!

In addition, the obverse has a somewhat crude letter style and is an unpublished and unlisted variant. Neither is the die listed on the Menorah Coin Project. There are several strange letters to start off the legend instead of the name of Tiberius, then the legend becomes regular.

(Close examination reveals that the first letters of Tiberius' name may actually be at the bottom of the flan starting at 5:30, which was interrupted with something else (perhaps the date in crude script). It will take another specimen to be found showing the bottom part of the coin to be certain.)


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