The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Ancient Roman coins and large coin decoration prop
The 1965 United Artists film "The Greatest Story Ever Told" tells the Biblical story of the life and ministry of
Jesus of Nazareth.
A wall plaque based on a Roman coin appears in his office.
Judas receives the infamous "thirty pieces of silver" for informing on Jesus.
1. Jesus and his disciples arrive in Capernaum
2. Tax collector Matthew
3. Matthew wearing medal
The medal appears to imitate a Roman coin.
4. Large wall plaque copied from Roman coin
The wall plaque is a symbol of Matthew's occupation.
In the middle of the plaque is the image of Tiberius Caesar, with a bordering inscription:
TIBERIVS CAES DIV AVG TR POT IMPERATOR
was painted silver.
"Greatest Story Ever Told - Roman Money Changer Plaque".
5. Roman governor Pontius Pilate
He sends his soldiers to bring in Jesus and has a reward offered.
6. Judas receives payment for informing on Jesus
Max von Sydow as Jesus
Roddy McDowall as Matthew
Telly Savalas as Pontius Pilate
Many film personalities appeared in this film in small roles.
Writers: Fulton Oursler, Henry Denker, James Lee Barrett, George Stevens