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Area/Ruler: Roman Judaea: Marcus Ambibulus
Ruled: Procurator: 9 AD - 12 AD
Denomination: AE Prutah
Date of Issue: 11 AD
Obverse: "KAICAPOC" around ear of barley
Reverse: Palm tree; across field "L-MA" (=year 41 of Augustus)
Reference: Hendin 638, GIC 5609
Weight: 2.2 gms
Diameter: 16.6 mm


Roman Procurator of Judea under Augustus and during the boyhood of Jesus of Nazareth.

Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews 18.2.2 "...Coponius returned to Rome, and Marcus Ambibulus came to be his successor in that government; under whom Salome, the sister of king Herod, died, and left to Julia, [Caesar's wife,] Jamnia, all its toparchy, and Phasaelis in the plain, and Arehelais, where is a great plantation of palm trees, and their fruit is excellent in its kind. After him came Annius Rufus..."

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