This is a genuine ancient bronze prutah of the Roman province of Judaea, struck during the prefecture of Porcius Festus, AD 59-62. It has been inspected and certified as genuine by NGC (Numismatic Guarantee Corporation). This is a stock photo and the coin received may not be identical to the one pictured. Comes in Box with a COA. Paul the Apostle was arrested by Roman authorities. In AD 60, he was put on trial before the Emperor Neros Judaean governor, Porcius Festus. Refuting the charges against him (unlike Jesus, who speaks no words in his own defense), Paul makes a long, rambling appeal about the suffering of the Messiah. Festus the offers his assessment of the man on trial: You are out of your mind, Paul! Your great learning is driving you insane. (Acts 26: 19-24). Paul asks to be given a trial in Rome, his right as a Roman citizen. Festus grants this request. We have no record of how the second trial fared, but tradition holds that Paul was beheaded in Rome in about the year AD 67, martyred by Nero for his belief in Jesus Christ.