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03 02 Tiberius RIC 30
Tiberius. 14-37 A.D. AR Denarius. Lugdunum (Lyon) Mint. 3.78 g., 19 mm. Obv: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head right. Rev: PONTIF MAXIM, Livia as Pax, seated right, holding scepter and olive branch. Feet on footstool. Ornate chair legs. One line below throne. RIC I 30, RSC 16a.

The well known "tribute penny." When brought a coin as requested, Jesus 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.
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SPQR Coins  [Apr 10, 2011 at 06:50 PM]
very nice!
Randygeki(h2)  [Apr 12, 2011 at 03:55 AM]
nice portrait
Steve E  [Apr 26, 2011 at 04:54 AM]
Nice historical background! Adds much value to an otherwise nice coin!
Jay GT4  [May 19, 2011 at 08:13 PM]
I really like the reverse on this
Joe Sermarini  [May 21, 2011 at 10:50 AM]
The best coin for sharing your hobby with Christian friends.
Noah  [Jun 07, 2011 at 10:37 PM]
excellent portrait...nice catch
Legatus  [Sep 04, 2011 at 09:53 PM]
Excellent
renegade3220  [Feb 19, 2012 at 10:32 PM]
Enough said
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