One of the most renowned coins of the history of mankind. They were struck during the reign of Alexander Jannaeus (103 - 76 B.C.), the first king of the Hasmonaean dynasty to produce coins.
- Biblical Bronze Coin.
- Comes in a deluxe wooden box, protective capsule and with a certificate of authenticity.
- Obverse: The blooming lotus scepter of ancient Egypt in circle.
- Reverse: Star of rays.
Often circulating for more than a century, these coins would have been the mites as discussed in Mark 12:42. Add this Widow’s Mite to your cart today!
The Lesson of the Widow's Mite is presented in Mark 12:41-44 and Luke 21:1-4, in which Jesus is teaching at the Temple in Jerusalem. In the story, a widow donates two small coins, while wealthy people donate much more. Jesus explains to his disciples that the small sacrifices of the poor mean more to God than the extravagant, but proportionately lesser, donations of the rich.