Sterling Silver Framed Bronze Agrippa Prutah Pendant on 18" Sterling Silver Toggle Necklace with Garnet accents on Toggle. Certificate of Authenticity
Obverse: AΓPIΠA BACIΛEWC (King Agrippa), umbrella-like canopy with fringes; Reverse: three heads of barley between two leaves, Jerusalem mint
Herod Agrippa I was the son of Aristobulus and Bernice, and grandson of Herod the Great. Agrippa spent much of his boyhood at the imperial court in Rome. His friend the emperor Caligula bestowed the former territories of his uncle Philip and Herod Antipas. Claudius later bestowed Judaea. It was this Herod that had James, the brother of John, executed (Acts 12:1-2) and imprisoned Peter (Acts 12:3-5). He was a very popular ruler.
The Prutah displays no graven images (portraits). Instead, a royal canopy is on the obverse, symbolizing power, and three barley ears are on the reverse. It is the only type struck under Agrippa I for circulation in Jerusalem and surrounding areas, illustrating his political skill.
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