Rare coin from Second Temple era discovered in Shilo

Coin shows three sheaves of grain on one side and a royal canopy with the words 'Agrippa King' on the other.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
January 27, 2019 09:50
Rare coin from Second Temple era discovered in Shilo

Ancient coin discovered in West Bank, January 27, 2019. (photo credit: COGAT)

 
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An ancient coin from the Second Temple period and minted during the reign of Herod Agrippa was discovered last week in the Nahal Shilo area of the northern West Bank, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) announced Sunday.

A student on a school trip discovered the coin and told the group leader, who contacted the COGAT archaeological officer, who then came to meet the group.

The coin shows three sheaves of grain on the front, or obverse side, and a royal canopy with the words “Agrippa King” on the reverse.
Herod Agrippa, also known as Agrippas I, ruled Judea from 41 CE to 44 CE.

“This is a very meaningful find,” said Hananya Hizmi, an officer in the archaeological unit of COGAT. “Every archaeological find has a story that sheds more light on the history of the Land of Israel and the Jewish people. Finds like these complete another part of the historical puzzle of our people.”

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