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AlecEiffel
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Hi all.

 

First post, and I'm afraid it's a "please help identify this coin" post - sorry.

 

My Mum's uncle found this in WW2 in (she thinks) Sicily.

 

She thinks he had it looked at in the 50s or so and it wasn't anything special but beyond that nothing - can any of you educated folk help shed any light on what it is?

 

(Tuppence for scale in first pic - not sure if it's the done thing in the coin world but the geography student in me is coming out again!)

 

Thanks for any input.

 

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Here is an attribution of the word "kaicap..."

 

Herod Philip II 4 BC–34 AD

 

The coins of Herod Philip II are mostly bronze of middle-size. He was the first Jewish ruler to put portraits of himself and the Roman Emperors on his coinage. An early issue has a portrait of the Emperor Augustus, with the Greek inscription 'KAICAPI CEBACTΩ' on the obverse, and 'ΦΙΛΙΠΠΌΎ ΤΕΤΡΆΡΧΌΎ' on the reverse.

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Here is an attribution of the word "kaicap..."

 

Herod Philip II 4 BC–34 AD

 

The coins of Herod Philip II are mostly bronze of middle-size. He was the first Jewish ruler to put portraits of himself and the Roman Emperors on his coinage. An early issue has a portrait of the Emperor Augustus, with the Greek inscription 'KAICAPI CEBACTΩ' on the obverse, and 'ΦΙΛΙΠΠΌΎ ΤΕΤΡΆΡΧΌΎ' on the reverse.

 

Alec, I would be very cautious about following this information about Herod as I think it has very little to do with your coin.

 

You do have a nice coin, though. Look after it!

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