Silver earings, Two Widow’s Mite coins put in a silver frame 925.
Size: 3.5x2 cm. 1.3x0.7 inch.
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.