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jesus00000117.gif This coin of Tiberius Caesar' dates from the time of Jesus. The wording reads from right to left: "TI (BERIUS) CAESAR DIVI AUG (GUSTI) F (ILIUS) AUGUSTUS" Translated it reads (Tiberius Caesar, august son of the deified Augustus).

This coin is the silver denarius. According to Mat 22:19 the denarius was the tribute required of every Israelite by the Roman ruler, and was therefore called tribute money.