Ancient Biblical Bronze Widow's Mite Coins, set in Silver Necklace.
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11 widow's mite coins
47CM / 63G / 2'20QZ
starling silver 925
As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. "Truly I tell you," he said, "this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on." Luke 21:1-4
The coin referred to in this passage was the "half prutah," also known in Greek as the "lepton." Leptons were first minted by Alexander Jannaeus beginning in the year 103 BC. These coins were of very low value and were used only in the poor province of Judea. At the time of Jesus it took 48 leptons just to buy a loaf of bread.
The ANCHOR: The anchor was adopted from the Seleucids, who used it to symbolize their naval strength. Anchors are depicted upside down, as they would be seen hung on the side of a boat ready for use.
The STAR: The star symbolize heaven
The setting is made from .925 sterling silver, Gold plated and is handmade by our very own Armenian Jewelers in the Old City of Jerusalem. Each piece is stamped as .925 Silver.