Ancient Widow's Mite Pendant

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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