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    Tiberius (AD 14-37). AR denarius (3.64 gm).  Lugdunum, AD 18-35. Laureate head of Tiberius right / Livia (as Pax), holding scepter in right hand and olive branch in left, seated right on chair, feet on footstool; ornate chair legs, single line below. RIC I 30. RSC 16a. BMCRE 48-51. Toned Good Very Fine.

    Often described as the "Tribute Penny" of the Bible, this denarius type circulated widely in the Roman Empire during the lifetime of Christ and is a likely candidate for the coin he held (described as a "denarius" in the original texts, translated as a "penny" in the King James version of the Bible) when he made his famous "render  therefor unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's" remark. Virtually the same account is found in three of the Gospels, Mark, Matthew, and Luke. What exactly Christ meant by the statement is still being debated 20 centuries later. 


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    April, 2014
    10th-16th Thursday-Wednesday
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