Bronze Lepton Pontius Pilate


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Pontius Pilate was the fifth prefect of the Roman province of Judaea, from AD 26–36. He served under Emperor Tiberius, and is best known for presiding over the trial of Jesus and ordering His crucifixion. On the obverse is a ladle called a Simpulum, a ladle with a long handle that was used by the priests during religious ceremonies. It allowed the priests to taste the wine that they poured onto the head of an animal destined for sacrifice. It reads TIBEPIOY KAICA POC (of Tiberius Caesar) LIS (is a coded date for 29 AD) IOYLIA KAICA POC (of Julia Caesar). The lepton was the lowest denomination coin in circulation.
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Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 4 × 3 × .125 in