Philippi - A settlement in Macedonia
Philippi was an important city in eastern Macedon which flourished in the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine Periods.

Situated between the Strymon and Nestos rivers, the city was valued in antiquity for its nearby gold mines.

Site of the famous Battle of Philippi at the end of the Roman Republic, the city prospered in the Roman imperial era and, after a visit from St. Paul, became an important centre of early Christianity.

Modern location: Filippoi, Greece

(1) Augustus 27 BC - 14 AD
AE unit Philippi
Obverse: bare head right; AVG
Reverse: 2 priests with yoke of 2 oxen right plowing the pomerium (sacred boundary)
Ref: RPC I 1656, Varbanov III 3770, SNG ...
(2) Augustus 27 BC - 14 AD
AE unit Philippi
Obverse: bare head right; AVG
Reverse: 2 priests with yoke of 2 oxen right plowing the pomerium (sacred boundary)
Ref: RPC I 1656, Varbanov III 3770, SNG ...
(3) Philippi 41-68 AD
AE unit Philippi
Obverse: Victory left holding wreath and palm branch; VIC _ AVG
Reverse: 3 standards; COHOR _ PRAE / PHIL
Ref: SNG ANS 677; SNG Copen 305, SGI 32....
AE unit Philippi
Obverse: TI. AVG. Bare head of Tiberius right
Reverse: Two figures plowing right with oxen
Ref: RPC 1657
(5) Tiberius 14-37 AD
AE unit Philippi?
Obverse: TI AVG, Bare head of Tiberius facing right
Reverse: Two priests plowing to the right with yoke of oxen
Ref: RPC I 1657