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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.
RS82709. Silver denarius
, Giard Lyon
, group 2, 146; RIC I
28 (S); BMCRE I
44; RSC II
16b; SRCV I
1763, F, dark heavy toning
, undersized flan
, slightly rough, areas on reverse
, France) mint, weight
2.774g, maximum diameter
16.8mm, 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; scarce
Catalog current as of Saturday, November 17, 2018.
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