This ancient coin of Judaea has been authenticated by NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation) as a Bronze Prutah struck in the time of Pontius Pilate, under the reign of Emperor Tiberius between the years of 26 AD and 36 AD, contemporaneous with the life and crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. Pontius Pilate, a middling bureaucrat posted to a remote corner of the Roman Empire became one of the most renowned historical figures of the last two millennia by virtue of his presiding over the trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Obverse: 1. Three bound ears of barly / 2. littus | Reverse: 1. Ladle with Greek inscription / 2. date within wreath. This NGC authenticated coin also comes with a Certificate of Authenticity with detailed information about the coin and it’s time of issue and a handsome wooden presentation case. The NGC Certification number is 2080303-061. Matthew 27:11-26 is noted on the NGC sticker. This Bible verse, in the King James version, goes as follows: 11 Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “You have said so,” Jesus replied. 12 When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer. 13 Then Pilate asked him, “Don’t you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?” 14 But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge—to the great amazement of the governor. 15 Now it was the governor’s custom at the festival to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd. 16 At that time they had a well-known prisoner whose name was Jesus[a] Barabbas. 17 So when the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked them, “Which one do you want me to release to you: Jesus Barabbas, or Jesus who is called the Messiah?” 18 For he knew it was out of self-interest that they had handed Jesus over to him. 19 While Pilate was sitting on the judge’s seat, his wife sent him this message: “Don’t have anything to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him.” 20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed. 21 “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” asked the governor. “Barabbas,” they answered. 22 “What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Pilate asked. They all answered, “Crucify him!” 23 “Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!” 24 When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “It is your responsibility!” 25 All the people answered, “His blood is on us and on our children!” 26 Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.