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Coin of Herod Agrippa II, 81-96 CE


The name of Herod the Great, ruler of Judea from 37 to 4 B.C.E., appears on a bronze coin minted in Samaria (top) during the third year of his reign. Encircling a tripod of Apollo is the legend- “of Herod.” His great grandson, Herod Agrippa II (ruled 56–95 C.E.), is known in Acts as King Agrippa; the name “Agrippa” can clearly be seen in Greek on the second line of the inscription on a coin (bottom) struck under the Roman emperor Domitian (ruled 81–96 C.E.).

“The Short List- The New Testament Figures Known to History,” BAR Nov-Dec 2002.

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