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Item Description:

Includes glass top display box.

  • Origin: Roman Empire
  • Denomination: Silver denarius
  • Authority: Emperor Tiberius
  • Mint Location: Lugdunum, Gaul
  • Type Number: RIC I (second edition) Tiberius 30
  • Obverse Design: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS - Head of Tiberius, laureate, right
  • Reverse Design: PONTIF MAXIM - Female figure, draped, right, seated, right holding branch and long vertical sceptre, on chair with ornamented legs; below chair, a single line

The "tribute penny" refers to a Roman coin mentioned in the New Testament of the Bible, specifically in the Gospel of Matthew 22:15-22, Mark 12:13-17, and Luke 20:20-26. In this passage, Jesus is asked whether it is lawful to pay taxes to Caesar. He requests a coin used for the tax and is given a denarius, which was a Roman silver coin. Jesus famously responds, "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's," highlighting the distinction between civic duty and spiritual devotion.

This coin was most likely a denarius of Emperor Tiberius, who was Caesar when the exchange outlined above took place. They most commonly feature the legend "PONTIF MAXIM" and a female figure seated on the reverse, usually identified as Pax or Livia (Tiberius' mother), are the type that are called

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