Often referred to as “Widow’s Mite,” these ancient bronze coins were minted during the reign of King Alexander Janneus, over 2,000 years ago.
Janneus was a young and ambitious leader who became ruler of the Jews in 103 B.C. These bronze Prutahs (coins) were mentioned in the book of Luke in the New Testament and stand as symbols of generosity in Christianity:
Jesus sat down opposite the place where offerings were made and watched as people put their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins worth only a fraction of a penny. Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow put more into the treasury than all the other. For all of them contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.” (King James Version, Luke 21:3-21:4)
The Ancient Coins Jewelry Collection features these authentic Widow’s Mite coins paired with beautiful sterling silver jewelry designs to offer pieces with historical meaning and value.
These Coins are part of a treasure which was discovered at The Sea of Galilee after many years of drought. Since these coins are authentic historical coins, there are limited amounts. The skillfully crafted items from the Ancient Coins Jewelry Collection are quite literally gifts of Biblical proportions.