Ancient Imperial Roman Silver Denarius Coin of Emperor Tiberius Struck A.D. 14 - 47 Excellent Example
When curating coins, especially ancients, we try to find some high-end investment grade coins - this is one of those coins. Let's start with the obvious that makes this coin special, it was struck under the authority of Tiberius, while he was living and during the time that Tiberius ordered the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. That alone makes this coin very valuable and highly sought after. The condition of the coin is excellent; the coin is centered with a strong strike, especially of Tiberius on the obverse. His image is quite detailed and in nice high relief. The reverse is also struck nicely, but not as strong and seems to have more wear than the obverse. Nevertheless, this coin is one of our best considering several factors. This silver Denarius coin was minted at Lugdunum in the Gallia region. Recent comps are usually slabbed and about 3,000.00+; I would say we have about an XF example with strike 4/5 and surface 4/5. We do not grade ancient coins, this is just our opinion and does not guarantee anything. Also, the coin has not been cleaned from what we can tell.
- Legend: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS
- Type: Head of Tiberius, laureate, right
- Portrait: Tiberius
- Legend: PONTIF MAXIM
- Type: Female figure, draped, right, seated, right on chair with plain legs, holding branch and long sceptre; below chair, a double line
- 18mm 3.5gm
We have one more very nice coin of Tiberius minted slightly later.
*RIC I (second edition) Tiberius 26