1067458 | ROMAN IMPERIAL. Tiberius.
(Emperor, 14-37 AD). Struck 14-37 AD. AV Aureus. NGC AU (About Uncirculated) Strike 5/5 Surface 3/5.
Lugdunum. 7.78gm. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS. Head of Tiberius, laureate, right /
PONTIF MAXIM. Livia as Pax, draped, right, seated, right holding branch and inverted spear, on chair with ornamented legs; below chair a single line: woman's feet rest on foot-stool left. RIC 25; C.25; Calicó 305d.
"Tribute Penny" type. Sharply struck and lustrous.
Ex H.D. Rauch, Auction 107, Lot 246 (12 November 2018).
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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 probable that the coin was a Roman denarius with a portrait of Tiberius.