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Why add this Judaea Prutah struck by the Maccabean Kings to your collection?
The small bronze prutah coins of the Maccabean Kings were struck from 135-37 BC in the city of Jerusalem. As the least valuable coins in circulation in Judaea during the lifetime of Jesus, they serve as a focal point for a story in the Bible describing a poor Widow who donated two coins to the Temple out of her poverty, resulting in the coin's nickname of "Widow's Mite."
Imagery representing the temple
A pomegranate is featured at the center of the obverse, surrounded by two curving Judean double horns of plenty, more commonly known as cornucopia. The pomegranate, one of the most notable crops of Palestine, and the cornucopia, were symbols representing the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, from which Jesus taught his lessons. A Hebrew inscription appears on the reverse, contained by a wreath.
Judaea Prutah Authenticated and Graded by NGC
The Ancient coin division of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this Widow's Mite Judaea Bronze Prutah, struck 135-37 BC, to be Fine (F). The coin's imagery will exhibit sharp lettering and some design detail in deeply recessed areas. The coin is significantly worn from heavy circulation, with mostly even wear over the surface of the coin. This historic treasure is sealed in a labeled NGC holder, and enclosed in a clear display case along with a colorful story card with a historical narrative of the "Widow's Mite."
Add this ancient bronze Widow's Mite Prutah circulated during the lifetime of Jesus to your collection today!
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|Year of Issue:||135-37 BC|
ModernCoinMart has added ancient coins to their inventory, and they are starting out their collection with a coin that is over 2,000 years old -- the Widow's Mite.