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Emperor Tiberius Tribute Penny – Silver Denarius cAD16


Product Code:RNC099

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Heading: Emperor Tiberius tribute penny cAD16

Denomination: Silver denarius

Period: Roman imperial

Date:  AD1636

Origin: Lugdunum (Lyon) mint

Condition: Almost very fine. good portrait but chipped and slightly off centre reverse

Obverse: Laureate head to right. TI CAESAR [DI VI AVG F AVG]VSTVS]

Reverse: Female figure seated on chair with ornamental legs (?Livia as Pax) holding branch and inverted spear. PONTIF MAXIM

Size and Weight: 3.53g. 17mm

References: Sear 1763. RIC 28

Features and Provenance: This coin is sometimes called the ‘Tribute Penny’ and is believed to be the coin that was shown to Jesus by spies to trick him into opposing the emperor which would have led to his arrest. He gave it back. stating the famous quote. “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.”

This coin shows a woman seated on the reverse and it it is also considered to be Tiberius’s mother. Livia. as Pax. He was devoted to her when he was young but he soon tired of her overbearing ways.

This Tiberius tribute penny for sale is also avaialbe in the Pantiles Arcade.

Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades between

Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear. all parts of legend etc present. visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief. all parts of legend etc present. but maybe worn

Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible


Additional information

Weight50 g


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