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Tiberius, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D., Tribute Penny of Matthew 22:20-21
Jesus, referring to a "penny" asked, "Whose is this image and superscription?" When told it was Caesar, He said, ''Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's and unto God the things that are God's" (Matthew 22:20-21). Since Tiberius was Caesar at the time, this denarius type is attributed by scholars as the "penny" referred to in the Bible.SH54544. Silver denarius, Giard Lyon, group 4, 150; RIC I 30 (C); BMCRE I 48; RSC II 16a; SRCV I 1763, F, weight 2.943 g, maximum diameter 16.8 mm, die axis 0o, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, c. 18 - 35 A.D.; obverse TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head right; reverse PONTIF MAXIM (high priest), Pax (or Livia as Pax) seated right on chair with decorated legs, a single line below, long scepter vertical behind in her right hand, branch in left hand, feet on footstool; from the Lucas Harsh collection; SOLD
This type likely refers to the victory in Judaea but does not specifically identify that victory.RS54543. Silver denarius, RIC II-1 362; RSC II 618; BMCRE II 74; BnF III 60; Hendin 771; SRCV I 2317, F, weight 2.879 g, maximum diameter 17.2 mm, die axis 195o, Rome mint, 72 - 73 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII, laureate head right; reverse VICTORIA AVGVSTI (the victory of the Emperor), Victory advancing right, with right placing wreath on legionary standard standing before her, palm frond in left over shoulder; from the Lucas Harsh collection; SOLD
In 76 A.D., Governor Sextus Julius Frontinus subdued the Silures and other hostile tribes of Wales. He established a fortress at Caerleon or Isca Augusta for Legio II Augusta and made a network of smaller forts for his auxiliary forces.RS62346. Silver denarius, RIC II-1 Vespasian 861; RSC II 59a, BMCRE II 191; BnF III 166; SRCV I 2438, gF, weight 3.063 g, maximum diameter 17.5 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, as caesar, 76 A.D.; obverse T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN, laureate head right; reverse eagle standing facing on a garlanded base, wings open, fulmen in claws, head left, COS - V flanking across field; from the Lucas Harsh collection, ex Incitatus Coins; SOLD