Authentic Genuine Ancient about 2000 years old! Silver Denarius Coin (aka Biblical "Tribute Penny") of the Second Emperor of the Roman Empire, Tiberius. Et in a 925 Solid Sterling Silver 19 mm Bezel. 925 Solid Sterling Silver 21.5 Chain Included. Lugdunum (Gallia), circa 18-35 AD.
Coin's Obverse: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head of Tiberius right. Coin's Reverse: PONTIF MAXIM, Livia as Pax, holding sceptre and olive branch, seated right on throne with ornate legs. Reference: RIC 30; BMC 48; RSC 16a.Provenance: Numismatik Lanz (Munich, Germany). Please take a look at the photos for details. The Tribute Penny of the Bible.
The tribute penny was the coin that was shown to Jesus when he made his famous speech Render unto Caesar... " The phrase comes from the King James Version of the gospel account: Jesus is asked, "Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?
" (Mark 12:14) and he replies, "bring me a penny, that I may see it (Mark 12:15). The Greek text uses the word denarion, and it is usually thought that the coin was a Roman denarius with the head of Tiberius. The inscription reads "Ti[berivs] Caesar Divi Avg[vsti] F[ilivs] Avgvstvs" ("Caesar Augustus Tiberius, son of the Divine Augustus"), claiming that Augustus was a god. The reverse shows a seated female, usually identified as Livia depicted as Pax.
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