Coins Of The Bible
First Century and Second Temple period.
Ancient coins were a tool to purchase and not even a tool to measure your wealth with it was used to exchange goods with.
Luke 21:1-4 tells the story of the widow’s mite: And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had.” A mite is a very small and thin coin, and the poor widow only had two of these to live off of. Yet she chose to give everything she had and trust God to provide for her. You can remember this story and Jesus’ lesson to us by having a necklace, bracelet, or ring with a mite set into settings of sterling silver or 14k gold.
In Matthew 22:21 the Pharisees try to trick Jesus by asking if they should pay taxes to Caesar. Jesus has them bring him a coin and says “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” These coins had the image and inscription of Caesar on them. These coins used during the time of the New Testament have been cleaned and placed into sterling silver or gold settings. The coins from the time of Herod Agrippa, Pontias Pilate, and Herod the Great in the 1st century AD can be purchased as jewelry in the form of bracelets, earrings, rings, and necklaces.
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