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Ancient Rome (Judaea) Prutah Porcius Festus  59AD to 62AD
Ancient Rome (Judaea) Prutah Porcius Festus 59AD to 62AD

Porcius Festus was a procurator of Rome under emperor Nero. He is well known as the 'Festus' of Acts 25:12 in the Bible.

This is one of his coins, a prutah (or prutoh) made of base metal. The inscriptions read KAIC APOC LE on one side and NEP WNO C on the other. The plant is a palm branch.

These coins are sought by numismatists (coin collectors), and especially by people interested in biblical numismatics. Typical catalog values run like this:

worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $150

The example in our picture is especially desirable because there is little wear and all the inscriptions are easily seen. It was sold by Ira & Larry Goldberg for $140 US dollars during a 2001 auction. CoinQuest thanks the Goldbergs for use of their coin photo.

Coin: 21652 , Genre: Ancient
Requested by: CB, Tue, 19-Sep-2017 22:50:04 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 19-Sep-2017 22:52:52 GMT
Requester description: small copper (?) coin has tree or branch or head of wheat and word APOC I think. other letters on other side are NCPWN I think
Tags: ancient rome judaea judea prutah romana roman romanorum romen romanorvm roma jvdicia ivdaea ivdea copper tree branch head wheat letters monogram coppers bronze coppery brass bronzes cupro twigs stalks spray sprig limb stick twig sprays sprigs branching stalk branches branched sticks wheatie wheats script inscription letter monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy inscriptions lettering scrip lettered initials grain palm pine oak grains palmetto fronds palms frond

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