David Hendin

NO GRAVEN IMAGES. The coins from the reign of Herod Antipas have Greek inscriptions, but depict no living beings so as not to offend the sensibilities of the Jewish population. The coin shown here was struck during the 24th year of his reign, or 20 C.E. It shows a reed upright with the date on the obverse and an inscription reading “Tiberias” surrounded by a wreath on the reverse.