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An Original Coin From The Easter Story

The bronze prutah circulated widely through the land of Judea 2,000 years ago. Between 26-36AD they were issued by the Roman procurator of Judea who was charged with keeping order in the province. His name was Pontius Pilate, and his name is immortalised in history for one reason. He was the man who authorised the execution of Jesus of Nazareth.

Pilate was in Jerusalem on the day the Jewish religious leaders dragged Jesus before him and demanded that he be put to death. His crime, they said, was blasphemy. He had claimed to be God. Huge crowds followed Jesus to listen to his teaching, and he had publicly condemned the religious leaders for loving their status more than they loved God or the people. Threatened by his popularity, they wanted him dead. But only the Romans, who occupied Judea, could impose the death sentence.

Pilate’s wife begged him not to get involved. She’d been told in a dream that Jesus was innocent. Pilate wasn’t convinced of his guilt either and after questioning the prisoner he could find no fault in him. But the crowd gathering outside was getting restless and Pilate needed to preserve order. So he ordered that Jesus be flogged, taken outside the city walls and crucified.

Bronze prutahs were in circulation for so many decades that most surviving examples are extremely worn. But that is part of their charm. Just imagine the number of people who carried this coin with them, the places they went, the things they saw. When you hold this coin in your hand, it is strange to think that Jesus may once have done the same, as he walked along the dusty roads of Judea to fulfil his appointment with destiny.

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6.3 grams
Year of Issue:
Around 33AD