Procurator Coponius 6-9 AD
Date: 6 AD
Reverse: Palm Tree
Reference: Hendin 635
Coponius was Prefect of Judea from 6-9 AD during the reign of Caesar Augustus. The symbols on coins of Coponius are grain-ears and a palm tree. The coins of Coponius are similar to those of the Prefect Marcus Ambibulus and only way we can tell the difference between the two Prefects will be the date on the coin.
If you are one who holds to an earlier date of the birth of Jesus, for example 6 BC, then this is the Prefect in charge when Jesus visited the Temple in Jerusalem at the age of twelve.