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A fouree silver and base metal denarius, a Tribute Penny of Tiberius. Coin Type: Silver-plated base metal denarius of Tiberius, 14-37 CE
Mint and Date: Unofficial mint, c.14-37 CE
Size and Weight: 17mm x 18mm, 2.93g
Laureate head right.
Livia as Pax, seated right in chair with ornamented legs, tall sceptre in right hand behind, branch held at waist level in front, single line below.
Provenance: stig6 (eBay), August 2002.
Ref: RCV (2000) 1763; RIC I 30.
BW Ref: 001 034 017
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Note 1: This type is commonly referred to as the "Tribute Penny" of the Bible after the well-known story in the Gospel of St. Matthew, chapter 22, verses 15-22.

Note 2: This coin is a contemporary fake, with a base metal core which has been exposed by breaking off one edge.

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