One of the most in-demand coins of the bible is Rome’s silver Denarius of Tiberius, also known as the Tribute Penny. In Mark 12:14-17, a Jewish high priest, in an effort to trick Jesus into making a statement of treason, asked him whether it was lawful to pay tribute unto Caesar. In response, Jesus asked to see the silver Denarius that deified the ruler. Aware of the attempted plot, he said diplomatically, “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and render unto God the things which are God’s.”
Hand struck nearly 2,000 years ago, during the age of Jesus’ ministry and crucifixion, each silver Tribute Penny features a portrait of Tiberius in relief, He was third of the twelve Caesars and stepson of Augustus. The seated figure of his mother, Livia, is shown on reverse. An important ancient coin, scarce in this condition – will make a great addition to your collection.
- Material: Silver
- Product Type: Single Products
- Rulers: Tiberius (A.D. 14 - 37)