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Tiberius, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D.
The "Gold Tribute Penny." The Gospel of Thomas 100:1-4 (excluded from the New Testament) tells a slightly different version of the "Tribute Penny" story.."They showed Jesus a gold (coin) and said to him: Caesarís agents demand taxes from us. He said to them: Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar; give to God what belongs to God, and give to me what is mine."
SH57789. Gold aureus
, Giard Lyon
, group 2, 145; RIC I
27 (R2); BMCRE I
305a (S.3); Cohen
15; SRCV I
1760, VF, Lugdunum
, France) mint, weight
7.702g, maximum diameter
18.8mm, die axis
, early ornate style, 15 - 18 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 ornately decorated legs set on base, long scepter
vertical behind in her right hand, branch in left hand, no footstool; rare
Catalog current as of Friday, April 19, 2019.
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