JUDAEA, Porcius Festus, 59-62 AD, bronze prutah, year 5 of Nero, 58 AD

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JUDAEA, Porcius Festus, 59-62 AD, prutah, year 5 of Nero, 58 AD, misattributed in Sear!, Obverse: ΝΕΡΟ in wreath, Reverse: palm branch, KAISAROS LE, bronze, 17mm, 1.64g, H653, SGI5627, off center, VF

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Description

Festus was Procurator of Judaea in a time of increasing tension. He was the one who sent Paul to Rome for trial. He died in office and was replaced by Lucceius Albinus, who did not issue coins.

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.