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Ancient Widow's Mite Pendant

Item Number: 7885
$165.00
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Period:
Circa 135 BCE - 24 CE
Dimensions:
15/16 " (2.5 cm)
Material:
Bronze and silver
Condition:
Good with small chip in coin that might have been intentionally clipped in ancient times
Region:
The Holy Land
Provenance:
acquired by the present owner during visits to the Holy Land in the 1960's

Description

THIS SMALL BRONZE COIN TAKES ITS NAME FROM A BIBLICAL STORY - JESUS PRAISED A POOR WIDOW FOR GIVING HER ONLY TWO COINS AWAY TO SOMEONE MORE NEEDY WHILE THE RICH MERCHANTS GAVE ONLY A SMALL PORTION OF THEIR WEALTH. MINTED IN THE TIME OF THE HASMONEAN KINGS. Set in antique silver. Stamp on pendant loop "095"?

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