JUDAEA, Antonius Felix, 52-58 AD, bronze prutah, year 14 of Claudius (54 AD)


JUDAEA, Antonius Felix, 52-58 AD, prutah, year 14 of Claudius (54 AD), Obverse: ΙΟΥΛΙΑ ΑΓΡΙΠΠΙΝΑ in wreath, Reverse: crossed palms, ΤΙ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΓΕΡΜ, bronze, 18mm, 2.93g, H651, SGI5625, crusty, VG

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Marcus Antonius Felix had a brother who was chum with the Emperor Claudius, and may have had a hand in the accession of Nero. The brother got him an appointment as Procurator of Samaria, and later of Judaea. There was unrest in Judaea, Felix was into harsh repression. Nero recalled him.

The ancient historian Josephus wrote the history of the Jews from the First Day to the First Revolt. Go read it, then we can talk.

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