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Home > Catalog > |Judean & Biblical Coins| > |Herodian Dynasty| > |Herod Philip| > SH08809
Herod Philip, Tetrarch of Batanea, 4 B.C. - 34 A.D., Issued for Tiberius and Livia
Son of Herod the Great, Philip was educated with his older brothers at Rome. He inherited the northern part of his father's kingdom. Augustus gave him the title tetrarch, not king. Philip was peace-loving and a good administrator. He was the first Jewish ruler to put his own portrait, as well as those of Roman rulers, on coins.
SH08809. Bronze AE 20, Hendin 1229a (same countermark and another X countermark on the reverse); RPC I 4951; Meshorer AJC II 245, 6a (same countermark), aF, Caesarea Paneas mint, weight 7.98g, maximum diameter 20.3mm, die axis 0o, c. 30 - 31 A.D.; obverse ΣEBAΣTΩN (of the Augusti), jugate heads of laureate Tiberius and Livia; countermark: six pointed star in a round punch; reverse EΠI ΦIΛIΠΠOY TETPAPXOY (in the time of Herod the Tetrarch), the Augusteum of Paneas (tetrastyle temple) on a high platform with round design (shield?) in the center; very rare; SOLD










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Herod Philip