Coponius Prefect under Augustus AE Prutah, Very Fine, 5/6 C.E. SOLD

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COPONIUS AE PRUTAH, PREFECT UNDER AUGUSTUS

Hendin 1328, Very Fine, 16mm, 2.22 grams, Struck Circa. 5/6 C.E.
 
Obverse: KAICAPOC (of Caesar) around ear of grain curved to right

Reverse: Eight Branched palm tree bearing two bunches of dates, flanked by date (year 36 = 5/6 C.E.)

Nicely centered palm tree with a CLEAR date and excellent weight for a prutah of this ruler!
 
Coponius is the SCARCEST ruler of all the Judean prefects/procurators. Unfortunately many or most examples do not have the last numeral in the date visible so that the more common Ambibulus coins are frequently erroneously attributed to Coponius.