Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by 7Calbrey, May 23, 2020.
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"Among early Christian writers, Philip had the reputation of being sympathetic to the Christian faith. Probably for this reason, it was even claimed by some that he had converted to Christianity, which would have made him the first Christian emperor. He supposedly tried to celebrate Easter with Christians in Antioch, but the bishop Saint Babylas made him stand with the penitents. Philip and his wife received letters from Origen...
Indeed -- the town is never mentioned in the Bible because it seems to have been founded by Philip I (the Arab) in the mid third century CE.
I guess it's simply because it's a city in "the holy land."
@7Calbrey ! That is a hefty coin!
PHILIP I The Arab
I regret that I do not have AE's of his. I kinda like the Fractionals.
RI Philip I 244-249 CE AR Ant radiate zoo Antelope SAECVLARES 1000 yr anniv Rome
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