J. Rodman; photo: C. Amit, IAA Photographic Department
Researchers in Israel examined a Roman find from years ago – a ring – which apparently belonged to Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect of Judea who supervised the process and crucifixion of Christ.
The ring is made of bronze and was excavated 50 years ago during excavations in the fort of Herodion in the desert of Judea. The latest research reveals the secrets of the artifact. On the ring you can see a wine vessel and the inscription “Pilatus”.
Scientists believe that this is an important proof that the ring actually belonged to the prefect. On the other hand, it can not be ruled out that the ring would be used by Pilate’s close surrounding to sign documents.