Lot 50 – Tibère (14-37) Aureus – Lyon (14-17).

Lot 50 – Tibère (14-37) Aureus – Lyon (14-17).
Roman Coins
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Sat 22 Jan 2022 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Tibère (14-37) Aureus – Lyon (14-17) Large tête – Rare. Magnifique exemplaire. Exemplaire de la vente Palombo 17 du 20 octobre 2018, N°42. 7.77g – Cal. 305a Superbe à FDC – NGC CHOICE AU (5/5 5/5) This type, with Tiberius’s mother Livia personifying Pax with an olive branch and a sceptre, was first used by Augustus in the last year of his reign. The type was frequently used by Tiberius, probably as homage to his step-father. The identification of the empress on the reverse is confirmed by later coins of Galba, where the same design is given the legend AVGVSTA. The silver emission with the seated Livia/Pax is so common, that it can safely be identified as the coin on which Christ sees the head of (the) Caesar: this aureus is the golden variety of the Bible’s so-called ‘Tribute Penny’.
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