Widow’s Mite coin.
So, why do we call this coin the Widow’s Mite?
We know that these coins were used as the small change during Jesus’ time. Making this coin the most likely candidate for Jesus’ parable of the widow’s offering in Luke 21. This faceless, unimpressive Jewish coin was all the widow had. This was the great illustration of Jesus’ teaching.
The smallest coins of the first century, which were re-minted each year. Made for every new ruler, the small bronze coins were reused during later periods. These coins were massed produced in the Hasmonean period throughout Israel. They are found in later excavations. Including the first century (time of Jesus).
Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export approval.
Shipped direct from the Holy Land.
Includes a display stand.
Zak’s Antiquities is the website of Zak’s fine art and antiquities. Located on the Christian Quarter road in Jerusalem’s Old City. The shop began in 1964 and has remained as a family owned and operated business till this day. For the past 50 years Zak’s Antiquities has sold ancient coins, antiquities and art authentic to Israel and Jerusalem.