Coin of Herod Antipas the Tetrarch – New Testament Coin


Herod Antipas the Tetrarch

● Antipas mentioned in the Gospel of Luke 23:8.
● Uncleaned and looks much better in HAND.
● Side A: Inscribed Herod the Tetrarch.
● Side B: Inscribed by Tiberias within wreath.
● Includes a certificate of authenticity and a stand.

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Authentic coin of Herod Antipas the Fox

Herod Antipas the son of Herod the Great and the full brother of Archelaus.

Herod willed to Antipas the tetrarchy of Galilee along with the Jewish portion of Transjordan.
The New Testament refers to Antipas few times.

Coin of Herod Antipas: A Testament Journey
The coins of Herod Antipas are silent witnesses to an era marked by political upheaval, religious ferment, and cultural exchange. As the ruler of Galilee and Perea from 4 BCE to 39 CE, Antipas’s reign coincided with some of the most pivotal events in Judeo-Christian history. The coins minted under his authority are not merely monetary instruments but are imbued with the political and religious ethos of his time. Each piece, engraved with symbols and inscriptions, serves as a testament to the complex relationship Antipas navigated between Roman imperial expectations and Jewish traditions.

Herod Antipas’s coins were distinct from those of his father, Herod the Great, in that they lacked human images, adhering instead to Jewish aniconic traditions. This choice reflects Antipas’s political acumen in balancing the Roman Empire’s idolatrous practices with his Jewish subjects’ monotheistic beliefs. The coins often featured objects such as reeds, palms, or ships, symbols that resonated with the economic and cultural landscape of his territories. Through these symbols, Antipas communicated his authority and the prosperity of his reign, all the while maintaining a delicate religious equilibrium.enemies.

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Weight 1 kg