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Very nice bronze prutah of King Agrippa I (37-44 AD), Ancient Judaea

Very nice bronze prutah of King Agrippa I (37-44 AD), Ancient Judaea

AGRIPA BACILEWC ("King Agrippa"), umbrella-like canopy  / Three ears of barley between two leaves, date L S at sides (=41/42 AD). 16.5mm, 2.19 g. SGI 5567, AJC II 11, Hendin 553.

Umbrella on the obverse is a symbol of royalty, replacing the portrait of the King which would be prohibited by Jewish law.

King Agrippa I (37-44 AD) is famous (or infamous, if you prefer) for presiding over the trial of St. Paul). He was a son of Aristobolus and grandson of Herod the Great - he spent most of his boyhood in Rome's Imperial court, where he befriended Caligula. In 37 AD, upon Caligula''s accession to the throne he was given the territory of his uncle Philip to rule, and two years later that of Herod Antipas. Claudius further expanded his Kingdom in 41 A.D., giving him Judaea, but Agrippa died only three years later, and his Kingdom was immediately annexed back by Romans.

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