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Herod Antipas, Tetrarch of Galilee and Perea, 4 B.C. - 39 A.D.
Although he was not always sensitive to Jewish tradition, Antipas' coins carried no images, which would have violated Jewish prescriptions against idolatry. When Pontius Pilate, governor of Judea from 26 AD to 36 AD, caused offense by placing votive shields in the Antonia palace at Jerusalem, Antipas and his brothers successfully petitioned for their removal.
JD40717. Bronze full denomination
1203; RPC I
4922; Meshorer TJC
79; Meshorer AJC
II p. 242, 5; BMC Palestine
-; SNG ANS
-, VF, well centered
, green patina
, Tiberias mint, weight
10.628g, maximum diameter
23.9mm, die axis
, 29 - 30 A.D.; obverse
HPW∆OY TETPAPXOY (of Herod the Tetrach), palm
frond upright with slight curves, L - ΛΓ (year 33) across fields; reverse
TIBE/PIAC (Tiberias) in two lines, surrounded by wreath
; very rare
Catalog current as of Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
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