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CNG 111, Lot: 572. Estimate $200.
Sold for $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

JUDAEA, Procurators. Pontius Pilate. 26-36 CE. Æ Prutah (17mm, 2.73 g, 10h). In the names of Roman emperor Tiberius and Julia Augusta. Jerusalem mint. Dated RY 16 of Tiberius (AD 29/30). Simpulum facing right; date in legend / Three grain ears bound together. Meshorer 331 var.; Hendin 1341 var.; RPC I 4967 var.; Bromberg –; Shoshana I 20192 var.; Sofaer 34–6 var.; Spaer 274 var. (all with simpulum facing left). Near VF, black surfaces, earthen deposits, a couple tiny spots of verdigris. Extremely rare, perhaps the second known (Triton XIX, lot 369).