Jewish Widow's Mite Coin Necklace CA. 135 B.C. - 29 A.D. Sterling Silver
And there came a certain poor widow and she threw in two mites - Mark 12. This artisan-made sterling silver cross necklace has an actual 135 B.C. - 29A.D. Bronze coin of the widow's mite type, an ancient penny. The pendant is approximately 33x18mm and is on an 18-inch sterling silver chain. The necklace comes with certificate of authenticity with the authorized dealer from Jerusalem. .925 sterling silver. ABOUT ANCIENT COINS: From archaeological excavations, we know that the vast majority of bronze coins circulating in Jerusalem in the lifetime of Jesus were the Jewish leptons of prutot, minted from the time of the Maccabean kings, till Pontius Pilate. We consider that a small Jewish bronze coin struck before the crucifixion can be legitimately called a "widos's mite". Designers craft jewelry that calls to mind the ancient past, accented with these coins of the ancient past in a wide variety of styles.