c. 103-76 B.C.
Obverse: BASILEWS ALEXANDROU (King Alexander) around anchor
Reverse: Eight ray star (or wheel) surrounded by diadem, Hebrew inscription "Yehonatan the king" between the rays.
In a modern silver gilt setting.
Found in the Holy Land. In very fine condition with natural patina.
26 x 17 mm
Worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority
WIDOW'S MITES OF MARK: 12-41
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 put in two 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."