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Monday, November 7, 2011

Ancient Coin Review 30 : Coponius - John The Baptist & Jesus Christ Era

This is a coin from Coponius era. Coponius was a Roman governor during the time of John The Baptist & Jesus Christ pbut.
This coin was minted by the first Prefect of Judea after the fall of Archelaus in the wake of the Galilean uprising of Judas of Gamala. Jesus would have been about 12 years old. John The Baptist was also about the same age and living in seclusion.

Coin Specs

Item : Prutah of Coponius
Obv : kaica poc ( Caesar)/ barley
Rev : palm tree
Date :( Year 36 = 6 CE)
Dim :15 mm
Weight : 2.19gm
Denom : Prutah
Metal : AE
Rarity : R
Purchased Price : USD

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