Biblical coin jewelry from Jerusalem –
Jewelry created from authentic ancient coins. Biblical coins like a Widow’s mite and Jewish Second Revolt coin are formed into stunning pendants, earrings and rings in our Jerusalem shop.
Coins were the major currency during Biblical times, as they signified someone’s wealth and depicted the value of goods and services as persons traded. From Scriptures, one understands that copper coins would have been the least valuable compared to silver and gold coins. Judas betrayed Jesus for thirty silver coins, which were evidently of great value at the time. Coins were not only used as payment for goods or services, but they were sometimes exchanged and at other times given as gifts and offerings.
As the children of Israel returned from Babylon and sought to rebuild the temple in their homeland, we see them giving coins as they were able toward this great work. “When they arrived at the house of the LORD in Jerusalem, some of the heads of the families gave freewill offerings toward the rebuilding of the house of God on its site. According to their ability they gave to the treasury for this work 61,000 darics of gold, 5,000 minas of silver and 100 priestly garments.” (Ezra 2:68-69, NIV) The Israelites offered their coins to be used to purchase materials and payment for labor in rebuilding the house of God.
The truth is that coins passed through many hands throughout their lifetime, from the Emperors and Kings, the taxpayers and slave masters down to the peasants and common laborers. With such a rich history, you can never be sure if the coin in your ancient coin jewelry is one that was given for tax payments or one that fell when Jesus overthrew the coins of the moneychangers in the temple. “So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. “ (John 2.15, NIV).
Could it be that the coin in your ancient coin necklace is one that was used in Pharoh’s house, or was it among the coins that a repentant Zacchaeus returned fourfold to those that he had robbed? Whose hands did it pass through? Who touched it? At Zak’s Jerusalem Gifts, we have handcrafted these ancient coins with their historical journeys into ancient coin jewelry, including stunning pendants for our ancient coin necklace, rings, and earrings. Imagine the journey of this genuine antique coin from the Holy Land. Own a piece of history today when you choose from Zak’s Jerusalem Gifts’ wide variety of ancient coin jewelry.
Ancient coin jewelry makes a wonderful gift that tells a unique story. Just imagine the history these authentic coins have touched. Whether you are shopping for an ancient coin necklace or New Testament coin ring, our guarantee to you is you are buying a genuine piece of Holy Land antiquity.
You are welcome to visit us on your tour of Jerusalem. Our shop is located at 24 Christian Quarter road. We also ship worldwide from the heart of the Holy Land.
Click the links below to discover more about Ancient coin jewelry and it's use in Biblical times.
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Story of 'The Widow’s Mite'
The Widow's Mite – Biblical Coin Jewelry
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