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|Material Type:||Real object|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
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Tiberius, Emperor of Rome; Rome. Sovereign (14-37 A.D. : Tiberius)
|Notes:||Depicts head of Emperor Tiberius, laureate (right) ; inscribed " TICAESAR . AVG ... ." Reverse depicts altar flanked by two columns with one eagle atop each; inscription reads "ROMETAVC." Field of obverse and reverse enclosed by beaded frame.
Tiberius Claudius Nero, became the second Roman emperor when he succeeded Augustus in 14; he was married to Augustus' daughter Julia. During his reign, mints operated in Rome, Lugdunum, Caesarea and Samosata. Tiberius retired to Capri in 26 and died at Misenum on March 16, 37.
The ministry and crucifixion of Jesus Christ occurred during the reign of Tiberius. One of the best known Biblical references to coins appears in Mark 12:14-17 in which the denarius of Tiberius is mentioned.
|Description:||1 coin : bronze ; 27 mm in diam.|