Coin of tribute

In Nestor Stephen thinks of the broad "shadow" that Jesus of Nazareth cast on later times, and on the people of his own time. Several of the gospels tell the story of how the Pharisees attempted to entrap Jesus by asking him whether or not it was lawful to pay taxes to the Roman authorities. He confounded them by pointing to "a coin of the tribute" (i.e., a coin such as would be used to pay taxes) and telling them to give "To Caesar what is Caesar's, to God what is God's."

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Roman coin bearing the image of Tiberius. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Titian, The Tribute Money (1516). Source: Wikimedia Commons.