Roman Empire, AR denarius, "tribute penny," Tiberius, 14-37 AD.

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Roman Empire, AR denarius,  tribute penny,  Tiberius, 14-37 AD.
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Roman Empire, AR denarius, "tribute penny," Tiberius, 14-37 AD. RIC I 30; BMCRE 48; BN 33; RSC 16a. 3.54 grams. TI CAESA[R DIVI] AVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / PONTIF MAXIM, Livia (as Pax) seated right, holding olive-branch and long vertical scepter; ornate legs to chair. 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). Fine; worn but full legends.