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AGRIPPINA:

The depraved daughter of Germanicus and wife of the emperor Claudiuś, who at times interested herself in the internal affairs of Judea. Upon the pressing representations of Agrippa II., she succeeded in inducing the emperor to dismiss the governor Cumanus for his oppression of the Jews, and he was sent into exile (Josephus, "Ant." xx. 6, § 3; Schürer, "Gesch." 2d ed., i. 476; see Grätz, "Gesch. d. Juden," iii. 725). How far-reaching her influence was may be gleaned from the fact that her name, with that of her imperial husband, is frequently met with on Palestinian coins.

Bibliography:
  • Madden, Coins of the Jews, pp. 184 et seq.;
  • Schürer, Gesch. i. 478, note 19.
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