Tiberius AD 14-37. Ar denarius. “Tribute Penny”
Tiberius AD 14-37. “Tribute Penny” type. Lugdunum Denarius AR 18 mm. 3.4 gm. Obv: Obv: TI CAESAR DIVI-AVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head of Tiberius right. Rev: PONTIF-MAXIM, Livia (as Pax), seated right on chair, feet on footstool, scepter in right hand, olive branch in left, plain chair legs; double line below. RIC I 26.
From Matthew 22:17-21: Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.
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