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Pontius Pilate, prutah struck year 30-31 CE in Jerusalem (GBC 1342) 2.14 g.
Struck one year after the previous coin of Antipas, here is an exceptional example for the famous regular prutah of Pilate with the lituus. For a reason I do not understand, the dies with the lituus were a bit larger than the ones with the simpulum but they were all struck on the same prutah-sized flans. It is the reason why the complete inscription around the lituus is rarer than around the simpulum...