A BRONZE WIDOW'S MITE COIN SET IN 18K GOLD
Please refer to our stock # C.8.10002 when inquiring.
Obverse: BASILEWS ALEXANDROU (King Alexander) around an anchor
Reverse :An eight ray star (or wheel) surrounded by diadem, Hebrew inscription "Yehonatan the king" between the rays.
An ancient bronze prutah (a small denomination coin) produced under Alexander Jannaeus in Judaea.
Set in a solid 18K gold pendant produced by the finest Armenian-Jerusalemite jewellers. Found in Jerusalem. Coin in very fine condition with natural, earthy, patina.
15 mm diameter; 3.70 g weight for gold and coin.
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."