TIBERIUS SILVER DENARIUS – FAMED TRIBUTE PENNY OF BIBLE – XF STAR NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERIAL COIN OF THE 12 CAESARS (Inv. 16713)
ROMAN EMPIRE. TIBERIUS, AD 14-37.
Silver Denarius, 3.50 g, 18 mm. Issue of Lugdunum.
Obv. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head of Tiberius right.
Rev. PONTIF MAXIM, female figure (Livia a Pax) enthroned right, holding scepter.
RIC I rev, 30.
NGC grated XF STAR, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5. This is an example of a famous historical coin commonly regarded as the “tribute penny” mentioned in the New Testament, Matthew 22:19 ff, when Christ addresses his followers: “‘Show Me the coin used for the poll-tax.’ And they brought Him a denarius. And He said to them, ‘Whose likeness and inscription is this?’ They said to Him, ‘Caesar’s.’ Then He said to them, ‘Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s.’ And hearing this, they were amazed, and leaving Him, they went away.”
Published: Vilmar Numismatics, Fixed Price List I, lot 107.
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