and fourteen thousand five hundred and fourteen gold coins bearing Philip's effigy.1 And apart from this money Philip owed his fine of a thousand talents.2 This fine, however, the Romans were afterwards persuaded to remit to Philip, and this was chiefly due to the efforts of Titus; they also made Philip their ally, and sent back his son whom they held as hostage.
‘Philips’ were nearly equivalent to sovereigns. Cf. Livy's description of the triumph (xxxiv. 52).
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