CLIENT KING’S COIN. Minted by King Herod in Jerusalem, this bronze coin dates to 37 B.C.E. and bears the Greek inscription “ΗΡΩΔΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ,” meaning “of Herod Basileus” or “of King Herod.” Although he was of Idumean descent, Herod propagated his Judaism and tried to mollify his Jewish subjects by not depicting himself on coinage, which would have been considered a graven image (Exodus 20:4). Instead, emblems of nonliving things, such as his helmet and a tripod, appear on this coin.