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Biblical Widows Mite - Olive Wood Case Bible Mark 12:41

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Biblical Widows Mite - Olive Wood Case Bible Mark 12:41
"Choice Example" WIDOWS MITE of MARK 12:41(from Jerusalem) Complete with hand made "Olive Wood" display case from Bethlehem. JESUS sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and cast in two mites (very small copper coins), worth only a fraction of a penny. Calling his disciples to him JESUS said, "I tell you the truth, this poor widow put more into the treasury than all the others". " For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on" Mark 12:41 & Luke 21:1 Bronze Prutah of Alexander Jannaeus, of the Hasmonean Dynasty, King of Judaea, 103 - 76 B.C. Because Leptons and Prutah, were the lowest denomination coins that circulated in Jerusalem during Christ's lifetime, they are believed to be the coins referred to in the Biblical story of the poor widow. Lepton and Prutah were carelessly and crudely struck, usually off centre and on small flans. Legends are almost always unreadable. Actual size of Leptons is less than 1/2 inch in diameter. Prutah are larger and have thicker flans. These coins are genuine Bronze Prutah issued by King Alexander Jannaeus, the great grand nephew of Judah Macabee and the Jewish leader of the Holy Land from 103 - 76 BC. These coins circulated in the Holy Land during the life of Jesus and the disciples. The two dominant symbols that are found on the coins are an Anchor and Star with 8 rays. Hold these small and simple antiquities in your hand and close your eyes. When I tell my friends about these coins and have them do this it is really incredible. These coins could have been held by Mary, Joseph, the widow or any of the other people mentioned in the Bible. Perhaps they where even held, once, by some one far more important to humanity. It is an incredible feeling to hold these small, worn and ancient coins and just wonder. These superb antiquities where shipped from the Holy Land (Jerusalem) after being discovered between the years 2001 to 2003. You will receive: An excellent quality Widows Mite (from our best selection, similar to the one in the photo). One "Olive Wood" Display case And One Certificate of Authenticity - Explanation.

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