Spectacular "Tribute Penny" Denarius
Lotto 495:
Tiberius (14-37). AR Denarius 'Tribute Penny' type. Lugdunum mint, 36-37 AD. Obv. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS. Laureate head right. Rev. PONTIF MΛXIM. Livia as Pax, seated right, holding reversed spear and olive branch. RIC I (2nd ed.) 28. AR. 3.76 g. 19.00 mm. A superb example, sharply struck and virtually uncirculated. Enchanting brilliant old cabinet tone, with iridescent highlights. Good EF. The tribute penny was the coin that was shown to Jesus when he made his famous speech 'Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's.' The phrase comes from the King James Version of the gospel account: Jesus is asked, 'Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?' (Mark 12:14) and he replies, 'bring me a penny, that I may see it' (Mark 12:15).
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