"COIN OF THE MONTH" - PONTIUS PILATE AE PRUTAH, PREFECT UNDER TIBERIUS
Hendin 1341, TJC 331, SUPERB AEF, light dusting of contrast added, 17mm, 2.60 grams
Obverse: Inscription TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC LIC (of Tiberius Caesar, year 16 = 29/30 C.E.) around simpulum (ladle)
Reverse: Inscription IOY^IA KAICAPOC (Julia the Queen) around three bound ears of grain, the outer ones droop
A SUPERB Coin with nearly perfect simplum side and PERFECTLY COMPLETE grain ears side! More special than many people realize - of thousands of these, this must be the one of the nicest we have ever seen. Just search acsearch, Coin Archives, or any coin show for that matter, to appreciate. For comparison here is the Gemini specimen that fetched over $850 in 2010, the king of the mighty Shoshana collection here , got over $525 or here the highest fetching CNG example.