Antoninus Felix

 

Antoninus Felix

Procurator of Judea AD 52-59
Bronze lepton, 18 mm, 2.62 gm.
Obv: NERw KLAY KAICAP
Two crossed shields and spears.
Rev: BPIT (reference to Britannicus son of Claudius). Palm tree and Greek date.

Caesarea mint, 54 AD.

Antoninus Felix married Drusilla, the beautiful sister of Agrippa II. During the unrest of his reign, he had many executed, including the high priest. Drusilla could not convince him to soften his policies and after the Jews brought charges against him, Nero replaced him.

Hendin 652.

Inv#: 4113

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