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Ancient Rome (Imperial) 16 AD Tiberius Silver Denarius Tribute Penny S# 1763 about VF

Ancient Rome (Imperial) 16 AD Tiberius Silver Denarius Tribute Penny S# 1763 about VF

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A solid example of this ever-popular Biblical coin.

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Ancient Rome (Imperial) 14-37 AD Tiberius Silver Denarius Tribute Penny RIC# 26 about VF

Emperor: Tiberius

Obverse: Laureate portrait of Tiberius to right, legend around. Legend: TI CAESAR DIVI AUG F AUGUSTUS

Reverse: Female figure seated to right, legend around. Legend: PONTIF MAXIM

Reference Numbers: RIC# 26

Diameter: 18.84mm Weight: 3.75g Metal: Silver

Condition: about VF

Referred to in a well known passage in the Bible.

“Reddite quae Caesaris, Caesari...”
    “Render unto Caesar, that which is Caesar’s - and to God that which belongs to God.”

Luke XX. 20-6.

Very rarely do mere mortals have the opportunity to hold in their hand a physical object referred to in the Bible - the Holy Grail; the Ark of the Covenant and the Shroud of Turin are all objects that have held men spellbound through the ages.

As the subject of Luke’s Psalm 20-20, the “Tribute Penny” can be included among these objects of eternal fascination.

Several of his enemies posed Jesus Christ a question - how could they pay taxes to Rome if they were totally devoted to God? 

Many believe his answer, spoken while holding a Roman denarius, teaches the difference between material riches and the eternal nature of spiritual wealth.

The “PONTIF MAXIM” denarius of Tiberius is widely held to be the subject of Christ’s muse.

This particular coin is well centred, and has some light wear either side - it is a pleasing example of this historic coin.