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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
Obverse: (TI CA)ESAR DIVI AVG F (AVGVSTVS)
Laureate head right.
Reverse: PONTIF (MAXIM)
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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