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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.


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.

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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


Jerusalem, Judaea


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

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The Ancient World


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