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Prutah of Judaea with palm branch, struck under Porcius Festus

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Obverse: Palm branch. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Olive wreath tied with an X. Inscription in Greek within wreath.

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 59

Mint

Jerusalem, Judaea

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 1.96 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2004.1360

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins