Caesar Augustus denarius – New Testament coin of Roman Emperor in Jesus Time (27 BC – 14 AD).
Augustus was ruling Rome when Jesus was born in Bethlehem. He is the one who decreed that the whole world should be enrolled for the purpose of taxation.
Caesar Augustus, the first emperor of Rome, was born on the 23rd of September, B.C. 63, and was the son of C. Octavus by Atia, a daughter of Julia. His original name was C. Octavius, and, after his adoption by his great-uncle, C. Julius Caesar Octavianus, but for the sake of clarity we could call him Augustus, this was the only a title given him by the senate and people in B.C. 27, to express their reverence for him.
This is the silver denarius that was used during the time of Jesus, and was the coin that Jesus would have used to illustrate his famous words…
An authentic item with a great New Testament Biblical connection!
Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export.
Shipped direct from the Holy Land.
Zak’s Antiquities is the website of Zak’s fine art and antiquities. Located on the Christian Quarter road in Jerusalem’s Old City. The shop began in 1964 and has remained as a family owned and operated business till this day. For the past 50 years Zak’s Antiquities has sold ancient coins, antiquities and art authentic to Israel and Jerusalem.