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Why add this ancient Bronze Prutah of Maccabean Kings to your collection?
This Bronze Prutah was struck in Jerusalem while under the rule of the Maccabean Kings of the Hasmonean Dynasty, 135-37 BC. The small denomination bronze coin, circulated during the lifetime of Jesus Christ, is also known as the "Widow's Mite" from the well-known story in the Bible. As Jesus teaches a lesson at the Temple in Jerusalem, he tells the story of a widow who donates two small coins, explaining that small sacrifices of the poor mean more to God than the extravagant, but proportionately lesser, donations of the rich.
Widow's Mite hand-struck by Artisans
A pair of cornucopia, the Judean double horns of plenty, adorns the obverse, with a pomegranate in the center. The cornucopia and the pomegranate were among the symbols representing the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, signifying offerings to the Temple from a plentiful harvest. The reverse depicts a wreath surrounding inscribed Hebrew text.
Very Fine ancient bronze coin`
This Judaea Bronze Prutah of Maccabean Kings (135-37 BC) Widow's Mite is graded Very Fine by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC) ancient coin division. Encapsulated in an NGC holder with grading certification label, the design details and lettering of the coin will exhibit some definition, with worn, noticeable flattening on all of the highest points. The story of the "Widow's Mite" and its Biblical reference is included on a colorful card in the coin's unique clear display case.
This Bronze Widow's Mite will make an impressive addition to your ancient coin collection!
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Ancient coins are an excellent way to learn historical facts and gain a unique assortment. Take a look at five fascinating coins available at ModernCoinMart to get your ancient coin collection started!
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.