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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 denariustype is attributed by scholars as the "penny" referred to in the Bible.SH72080. Silver denarius, Giard Lyon, group 4, 150; RIC I 30 (C); BMCRE I 48; RSC II 16a; SRCV I 1763, NGC Ch F, strike 2/5, surface 2/5, graffito (4160837-005); removed from case (slab), nicely toned, weight 3.720 g, maximum diameter 19.1 mm, die axis 135o, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, c. 18 - 35 A.D.; obverseTI CAESARDIVI AVG FAVGVSTVS, laureate head right; reversePONTIF MAXIM (high priest), Pax (or Livia as Pax) seated right on chair with decorated legs, a single line below, long scepter vertical behind in her right hand, branch in left hand, feet on footstool; SOLD
Mark Antony, Triumvir and Imperator, 44 - 30 B.C., LEG XI
This may have been a legion raised by Antony and disbanded by Augustus. The XI Claudia, an old legion of Caesar's, fought for Octavian (and won the title Actiaca at the battle of Actium).SL79267. Silver denarius, Crawford 544/25, Sydenham 1229, BMCRR II East 203, RSC I 39, NGC F, strike 3/5, surface 2/5, banker's marks (2400602-008), toned, weight 3.48 g, maximum diameter 15.4 mm, die axis 180o, Patrae(?) mint, 32 - 31 B.C.; obverse ANT•AVG / III VIR•R•P•C, galley right with rowers, mast with banners at prow; reverse LEG - XI, aquila (legionary eagle) between two legionary standards; NGC certified (slabbed); SOLD
Thasos, Thrace, 510 - 490 B.C.
Certificate of Authenticity issued by David R. Sear.
SH13547. Silver stater, cf. Asyut Hoard 108-10 and pl. VI; Kraay 519 and pl. 29; SGCV I 1357, gF, grainy surfaces, weight 9.150 g, maximum diameter 21.3 mm, Thasos mint, 510 - 490 B.C.; obverse nude ithyphallic satyr carrying of protesting nymph; reverse quadripartite incuse square, divisions not clearly discernible giving the whole the aspect of a swastika pattern; SOLD