Tiberius Denarius – Biblical Tribute Penny
Coins of the Bible -Render Unto Caesar…
Obverse: CAESAR DIVI AVG. F. AVGVSTVS, Laureate head
Reverse: PONTIF. MAXIM., Livia as Pax, holding reversed spear, seated r. on throne with ornamented legs
Exact Replica of the Original.
The denarius of Tiberius with Pax reverse is commonly known as the ‘Tribute Penny’, the coin to which Jesus referred to when he was discussing paying taxes to the Romans and said “render on to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s” (Mark 12:17). Although there are two other reverse types on denarii of Tiberius, they were only issued during the first two years of his reign, while the Pax reverse was employed throughout the remainder, making it the more likely coin referred to. The term ‘penny’ is from the 1611 King James translation of the Bible, and was adopted since the penny was the standard denomination of King James’ time.
Diameter: 18 mm
Material: Silver plated lead free fine pewter
Made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with printed description on insert.