Two Widow’s Mite coins in an engraved olive wood box from Bethlehem.
The Widow’s Mite – A New Testament Coin from Jesus’ Time.
Ruler: Alexander Jannaeus
Date: 95-76 B.C.
This small bronze coin was made famous in Jesus’ parable of the Widow’s Offering (Mark 12, Luke 21).
In this story, the widow gives an offering of only two small coins, worth only a fraction of a penny, yet Jesus valued her offering greater than all the others because she gave everything she had.
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 the livelihood that she had.” (Luke 21:1-4)
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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.