A NGC ENCAPSULATED TRIBUTE PENNY OF TIBERIUS
Catalog:Coins:Roman: stock #1359206
Lyons Mint; 14-37 CE
Obverse: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS. Laureate head of the emperor facing right.
Reverse: PONTIF MAXIM. Livia as Pax seated right holding vertical scepter and laurel branch. Chair with ornate legs and single line below.
Weight: 3.42 g
In Extremely Fine condition. Brushed.
Authenticated and encapsualted by NGC Ancients
Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in Price.
Ships from the United States.
RIC I, 30
The denarius of Tiberius is commonly referred to as the “Tribute Penny” and is the coin referenced by Jesus in Mark 12:17 when he says “render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s”. It came to be called a penny rather than a denarius in the 1611 King James’ 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.