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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Greek Imperial| > |Judaea & Palestine| > RP79842
Nero and Agrippina Junior, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Caesarea Maritima, Judaea
Caesarea, about 30 miles north of Joppa and about 70 miles northwest of Jerusalem, was founded by Herod the Great and named for Caesar Augustus. It was the seat of the Roman procurators and the Roman military headquarters in Judaea. The Pilate Stone, discovered here in 1961, is only archaeological find that names Pontius Pilate, by whose order Jesus was crucified. After the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., Caesarea was the provincial capital of the Judaea Province. Well into Byzantine times, Caesarea remained the capital. In the 630s, Arab Muslim armies took the region, but kept Caesarea as its administrative center until early 8th century. Caesarea's ruins are a national park on the Mediterranean coast of Israel, about halfway between Tel Aviv and Haifa.
RP79842. Bronze AE 24, RPC I 4860, Meshorer TJC 359, Hendin 1271, Rosenberger III 1 - 2 (Sebaste), Sofaer -, Kadman Caesarea -, aF, rough, Caesarea Maritima mint, weight 10.978g, maximum diameter 24.2mm, die axis 0o, c. 55 A.D.; obverse NEPWNOC KΛAY∆IOY ΓEPMANIKOY KAICAPOC CE, laureate and draped bust of Nero right; reverse AΓPIΠΠEINHC CEBACTHC, Agrippina Junior seated left on low seat with ornamented legs, extending branch in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, crescent above; SOLD










OBVERSE| LEGENDS|

AGRIPPAVGDIVICLAVDNERONISCAESMATER
AGRIPPINAAVGGERMANICIFCAESARISAVG
AGRIPPINAAVGVSTACAESARISAVG
AGRIPPINAEAVGVSTAE
NEROCLAVDDIVICLAVDFCAESARAVGGERMANI
NEROCLAVDDIVIFCAESAVGGERMIMPTRPCOS
TICLAVDCAESAVGAGRIPPAVGVSTA
TICLAVDCAESARAVGGERMPMTRIBPOTPP


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