Biblical coin of Herod Agrippa – Bronze, Year 52 AD

Small bronze coin was minted in the sixth regnal year of Herod Agrippa I, and was minted only in Jerusalem.

This biblical coin includes the name “Agrippa” in Greek as well as three branches of wheat, representing the third generation of the Herodian dynasty.

Herod Agrippa I was the grandson of Herod the Great. He ruled over the entire country of Israel and Northern Transjordan. Not like Herod’s sons, who had split apart the Herodian Kingdom.

In Acts 25-26, Paul is taken to Herod Agrippa I and put on trial. Paul used this trial to share the story of the Gospel, putting the life of Jesus in the context of the Old Testament and Jewish tradition.

Then Agrippa said to Paul, “You have permission to speak for yourself.”

So Paul motioned with his hand and began his defense:  “King Agrippa, I consider myself fortunate to stand before you today as I make my defense against all the accusations of the Jews, and especially so because you are well acquainted with all the Jewish customs and controversies. Therefore, I beg you to listen to me patiently. (Acts 26:1-3)

Agrippa I is also known for following in his grandfather’s footsteps. He continued massive building projects in Jerusalem, such as the Third Wall and the Temple Mount complex.

Zak’s Antiquities shop established in 1964 is located on the Christian Quarter road of the Old City in Jerusalem.

You are invited to visit Zak and feel the bustling surrounding his store. Come and enjoy a cup of tea and chat about the vast range of antiquity. His knowledge of antiquity and ancient coins shall fascinate you.

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