Pontius Pilate, AE Prutah, minted in 29A.D. during Christ’s final year of ministry.
He was the most famous of the Roman Procurators in Judaea, he ruled under Tiberius during the trial and crucifixion of Jesus on April 17, 30 A.D.
Obverse: Three bound ears of barley, outer two ears droop; surrounded by inscription ( IOYAIA KAICAPOC).
Reverse: Libation ladle (simpulum) surrounded by inscription, TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC (of Tiberius Caesar) and date LIS (Year 16 = 29 A.D.).
John 18:28 – 19:42 – Pilate then went out unto them, and said, what accusation bring ye against the man?…