A ROMAN "TRIBUTE PENNY" OF TIBERIUS IN 14K GOLD TREFOIL PENDANT
Catalog:Jewelry:Coin Jewelry: stock #1353295
Rome Mint; 14-37 CE
Obverse: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS. Laureate head of Tiberius facing right.
Reverse: PONTIF MAXIM. Livia as Pax seated right in chair with ornate legs, holding sceptre and branch; single line below.
Reference: RIC I, 30; BMC 48
Silver chain, olive wood box and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Ships from Jerusalem.
The denarius of Tiberius is commonly referred to as the â€śTribute Pennyâ€ť and is the coin referenced by Jesus in Mark 12:17 when he says â€śrender to Caesar the things that are Caesarâ€™s, and to God the things that are Godâ€™sâ€ť. It came to be called a penny rather than a denarius in the 1611 King Jamesâ€™ version of the Bible primarily due to the fact that the penny was the standard denomination of the time, therefore making the term penny much more understandable to contemporary readers.