The Poor Widow’s Mite Coin in an Engraved Olive Wood Box

$ 156.00

High grade New Testament coin spoken of by Jesus in an engraved olive wood display box.

The engraved olive wood box with velvet lined recess for the coin is 100% handcrafted in Israel.

● Box size: 2″ W x 1.4″ H / 5cm W x 3.5cm H.
● Genuine 2000 year old coin.
● Great gift for a Pastor or Bible student.
● From Licensed antiquities dealer.
● Certificate of authenticity.
● Made in Jerusalem.

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High grade New Testament coin spoken of by Jesus in an engraved olive wood display box.

This is an authentic coin as used by Jesus to illustrate the parable of the poor widow in the gospels.

The engraved olive wood box with velvet lined recess for the coin is 100% handcrafted in Israel.

Unique engraving on box features the anchor symbol stamped on the coin. The words surrounding the symbol are “The poor widow’s mite – Jerusalem”.

● Box size: 2″ W x 1.4″ H / 5cm W x 3.5cm H.
● Genuine 2000 year old coin.
● Great gift for a Pastor or Bible student.
● From Licensed antiquities dealer.
● Certificate of authenticity.
● Made in Jerusalem.

The “Widow’s Mite” is a small bronze Jewish prutah of Alexander Jannaeus (103-76 B.C.), which was reused as the small change during the time of Jesus.

This would have been the coin Jesus referred to in his parable of the Widow’s Offering in Luke 21.

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) 

The design on the coin in front is a star, and the back is an anchor. The coin itself was minted only in the area of Judea, and is unique to Israel.

All biblical jewelry shipped direct from Jerusalem.

You are welcome to visit us at 24 Christian Quarter Road in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel.

Our shop specializes in selling antiquities, and we are licensed by the Israel Antiquities Authority as an authorized dealer.

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Weight 0.1 kg

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