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Five hundred begins it, five hundred ends it, Five in the middle is seen

First of all figures, the first of all letters, Take up their stations between

Join all together, and then you will bring Before you the name of an eminent king.

Who am I?
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  • $\begingroup$ I'm surprised this hasn't been asked before. This is a fairly old/famous riddle. It's even used in the puzzle game Last Will $\endgroup$ – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft May 16 '18 at 15:12
  • $\begingroup$ In the words of @David "It should've been "Together all join" instead of "Join all together" to make sense of "First of all figures" being before "the first of all letters"..." $\endgroup$ – North May 16 '18 at 22:37
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I think you are

David

Five hundred begins it, five hundred ends it, Five in the middle is seen

In Roman numerals, 500 is D and 5 is V

First of all figures, the first of all letters, Take up their stations between

First of all figures could be I, first of all letters would be A. These letters lie in between those found in the first hint.

Join all together, and then you will bring Before you the name of an eminent king.

King David, second king of Israel and Judah.

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