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Byzantine silver cross
Roman Empire, Tiberius, AD 14-37
rv Livia as Pax
AR Denarius (3.94g) Ch XF
struck at the Lugdunum mint (Lyon, France today)
The tribute penny
Tiberius Caesar Augustus was the second Roman emperor,
reigning from AD 14 to 37.
Jesus Christ was executed on the orders of
Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect of Judaea.
Most scholars estimate AD 30 or 33
as the year of Jesus' crucifixion.
The tribute penny was the silver coin
that was shown to Jesus
when he made his famous speech
Render unto Caesar......
Gospel of Luke Chapter 20
・ ・ ・ 20 They watched him closely and sent agents
pretending to be righteous who were to trap him in speech,
in order to hand him over to the authority and power of the governor.
21 They posed this question to him,
Teacher, we know that what you say and teach is correct, and
you show no partiality, but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth.
22 Is it lawful for us to pay tribute to Caesar or not.
23 Recognizing their craftiness he said to them,
24 Show me a denarius; whose image and name does it bear.
They replied, "Caesar's."
25 So he said to them,
"Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar
and to God what belongs to God."
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