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Herod Agrippa II, c. 49 - 95 A.D.

Julius Marcus Agrippa was a teenager studying in Rome when his father died. He was too young to rule and his father's kingdom was made a Roman province. About 6 years later, he was given the kingdom of his uncle Herod of Chalcis. Later more was added. It was before Herod Agrippa II that Saint Paul was tried. Agrippa sided with the Romans during the Jewish rebellion. Though he continued to rule until at least 95 A.D., the temple was destroyed and in the end his assigned territories were in Syria, not Judaea.


Claudius, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., Struck by Agrippa II(?), Caesarea Maritima(?), Syria Palestina

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Julius Marcus Agrippa was a teenager studying in Rome when his father died. He was too young to rule and his father's kingdom was made a Roman province. About 6 years later, he was given the kingdom of his uncle Herod of Chalcis. Later more was added. It was before Herod Agrippa II that Saint Paul was tried. Agrippa sided with the Romans during the Jewish rebellion. Though he continued to rule until at least 95 A.D., the temple was destroyed and in the end his assigned territories were in Syria, not Judaea. The attribution to a mint at Caesarea Maritima under Agrippa II is traditional, and supported by recorded finds 90% of which are around Caesarea Maritima. Still, it may have been struck at Caesarea Paneas, which better fits the style, or it may have been struck by a Roman procurator.
SL89827. Bronze AE 24, RPC I 4848 (6 spec.); Hendin 1263; Meshorer TJC 356; SNG ANS 744; BMC Palestine p. 12, 3; Rosenberger 1; Kadman -, NGC F, strike 4/5, surface 3/5, Agrippa II, 49 - 95, Caesarea (4283488-004), weight 8.78 g, maximum diameter 24.0 mm, die axis 45o, Caesarea Maritima (or Paneas?) mint, c. 49 - Oct 54 A.D.; obverse TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IM P P, laureate head of Claudius right; reverse inverted anchor with ring on each end, within oak wreath; scarce; $500.00 (Ä440.00)


Judaean Kingdom, Herod Agrippa II, c. 49 - 95 A.D., Judaea Capta for Titus

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A Judaea Capta issue minted by a Jewish king! Agrippa was a devout Jew and a loyal vassal of Rome. It may seem strange he would commemorate the defeat of his people but he believed the Jews could flourish under Rome and sided with Rome during the rebellion. He ruled until at least 95 A.D. but in Syria, not Judaea.
SH09634. Bronze half unit, RPC II 2276/2277, Hendin 1284/1284a, Meshorer TJC 160/160a, aVF, weight 14.74 g, maximum diameter 25.2 mm, die axis 0o, Tiberias mint, 85 - 86 A.D.; obverse KAICAP CEBAC - AVTOKP TITOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse ETO - KS BA / AΓPI−ΠΠA, Nike advancing right holding wreath and palm branch over shoulder, star in upper right field; extremely rare; SOLD


Judaean Kingdom, Herod Agrippa II, c. 49 - 95 A.D., for Claudius

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SH08599. Bronze AE 19, Hendin 1266, RPC I 4851, Meshorer TJC 347, aVF, weight 5.57 g, maximum diameter 18.7 mm, die axis 0o, Tiberias mint, 53 - 54 A.D.; obverse KΛAY∆IOY KAICAPOC (of Claudius Caesar), Upright palm frond, L - IΓ (Claudius' year 13) across fields; reverse TIBE/PIAC within wreath; SOLD







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