Porcius Festus

 

Porcius Festus

Procurator of Judea, AD 59-6.2
Bronze prutah, 16 mm, 2.35 gm.
Obv: NERONO C
Within a wreath.
Rev: L C KAIC APOC
Palm branch and Greek date.

Struck in Jerusalem, year 5 of Nero's reign = 58 AD.

Porcius Festus tried to repair Rome's relationship with the Jews by initiating projects that favored them and by placing Jewish symbols on his coins.

Hendin 1351.

Inv#: 4743

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