Looks like a cup of Ovaltine...
Looks like large intestines to me.
They better take a real look close to make sure it doesn’t say: “Made in China”.
imagine if he kept his ring on instead of washing his hands. Hmmm.
But, but for years and years the atheists said Pilate did not exist! Nothing is mentioned of him in other histories and if he was mentioned, it was a later interpolation!
Then came a dedication plaque, and now the ring. He lived when the Bible said he did.
Inscription on the back says it was given to him by Bigus Di—us.
Thank you for posting this.
Drink more Ovaltine.
Pretty amazing find!
I’m holding on to a ring that’s even older. It’s stamped with the date “212 BC”. The idiot who sold it to me had no idea how valuable it was.
Pilate is a fascinating historical figure. For a man who so (in)famous, we know remarkably little about his life. The tradition of the early Church is not unanimous in its treatment of him. To most western Christians he is a rather villainous figure. But at least some of the non-Chalcedonians venerate him as a saint.
Not quite the Holy Grail but WOW! What a find!
I’m inventing a new exercise regime called Punches Pilates. It combines boxing and yogurt. Mandatory washing of hands before each session.
PI IOTA LAMBDA ALPHA TAU OMEGA
which, in english, is (I think):
This is how I think about it but I don' t know greek nor am I a scholar.
Wow that’s a great find!
thanks for posting this
Thanks bkopto. It's amazing that it has survived.
...a bronze ring found 50 years ago at the Herodion excavation near Bethlehem has been discovered to bear the name of Pontius Pilate, Roman governor of Jerusalem... The letters on the ring spelled out in Greek writing Pilatus. The words surrounded a picture of a wine vessel... The ring is a sealing ring, common in ancient times, and used to seal letters and stamp official documents using molten wax.