10 -ANCIENT ROMAN LEPTON "WIDOW’S MITE” as IN THE BIBLE - Mini Album with COA Без бренда
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BRONZE “WIDOW’S MITE” COIN
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****Most leptons were thin and were carelessly and crudely struck, usually off center and in small flans.
Legends are generally unreadable.****
THE WIDOW’S MITE 103-76BC
as mentioned in the BIBLE
THIS IS A GENIUNE BRONZE
“WIDOW’S MITE” COIN
MINTED IN THE HOLY LAND
OVER 2,000 YEARS AGO
The original Greek language used the word lepton (λεπτον).
These leptons were the smallest and lowest denomination coin that circulated in Jerusalem during Christ’s lifetime.
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SIZE: ‘RANGE’ 10MM-13MM
This is the smaller Judaea "Lepton" Widow's Mite
I have the Larger Judaea "Prutah" Widow's Mite
The mite was the lowest Denomation coin in history. It is about 1/128 of a Denarius, and a Denarius was a day's pay for a common laborer. So if a laborer was paid 1 day’s wages with the Widow’s Mite, they would have to give them 128 Mite’s!!!
Actual size of these coins were about the size of a pencil eraser or larger.
The value of the coins were based on combined weight with other coins and not on an individual coin value.
This coin is not a replica, but an actual bronze coin, certified genuine, minted in the Holy Land over 2000 years ago during the reign of King Alexander Jannaeus in the century preceding the birth of Jesus. What makes these coins of great historical and religious importance is that twice in the Bible, Jesus is quoted as telling the story of the poor widow who gave all that she had which was just two mites. The coin enclosed is identical to the type of coin she would have had. These coins have been known to collectors for hundreds of years as “Widow’s Mites”
These coins are an actual part of the historical record— a unique, ancient artifact that was handled and used in market stalls by villagers, desert traders, holy men, and Roman soldiers alike in every day transactions.
“And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury; and many that were rich cast in much.
And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
And he called unto him, his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, This poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury; For all they did cast in of their abundance, but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living”—Mark, 12:41
“And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.
And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.
And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all: For all these have their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.”— Luke, 21:1
Although it is common to view in museums, it is a rare opportunity to actually hold an object of this age and importance in your hands. These coins typically circulated for very long periods and most specimens became worn smooth. It is because of the discovery of an ancient hoard that a limited number of coins of this superb level of preservation are available.
This “Widow’s Mite” coin is a genuine bronze coin issued by King Alexander Jannaeus, the Great Grand Nephew of Judah Macabee and the Jewish leader of the Holy Land from 103-76 B.C. It is this type of coin that circulated in the Holy Land during Jesus’ life.
The two dominant symbols that are found on the coin are an anchor and a star with 8 rays. Occasionally Greek lettering is seen on these coins around the anchor illustrating the prevalence of Greek cultural influence that was evident during Jannaeus’ reign.
Judean coins were made by striking long, thin strips of blank metal between two dies. The first coin on the strip was then placed between the two striking dies and hit with a hammer. The strip was then quickly pulled until the next coin was in place and the process repeated. When the strip was completed the coins were cut apart.
The “Widow’s Mite” Biblical coin refers to the story of the poor widow whom Jesus Christ commended in the Temple for having given all she had, two “mites”.
"And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast In much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two Mites...and he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: for all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all she had."
Mark 12: 41-44
THERE IS ALSO MENTION OF THE WIDOWS MITE IN LUKE 21: 1-4
There are 2 different Widows Mites.
Lepton Widow’s Mite 103-76 BC (Widow’s Mite “lepton” as mentioned in scriptures) minted under Alexander Jannaeus
Prutah Widow’s Mite 103-76 BC (Often currently referred to as the Widow’s Mite but was a larger coin with similar markings to the lepton( minted under Alexander Jannaeus.
These coins were minted by the Maccabees in Jerusalem and used in Jerusalem during the life of Jesus and the disciples. It was the penny of that time period and is famously mentioned in the New Testament.
There are no two coins of this kind alike! They were minted by hand over 2000 years ago and were in circulation for many years, causing many Pruta and Lepton coins that are found today to be in poor condition.
I have several Biblical Widow's Mite Coins. In Large and small albums and I have several loose.
Judean Bronze Lepton:
The Famous "Widow's Mite", Judean bronze lepton of King Janeaus, minted 103-76 BC. mentioned in New Testament books, Mark and Luke, in the famous parable about a poor widow praised by Jesus for her charitable contribution of "two mites...all she had".
The Lesson: (or Parable) of the widow's mite is a story present in the Synoptic Gospels (Mark 12:38-44, Luke 20:45-47,21:1-4), in which Jesus is teaching at the Temple in Jerusalem. The Gospel of Mark specifies that a mite was worth less than a quadrans, the smallest Roman coin, implying that Mark's intended audience were more familiar with Roman culture than with Jewish.
The Story of the Widow's Mites
"As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in her two mites. "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)
This “Widow’s Mite” bronze lepton was issued by Hasmonean King of Judea, Alexander Jannaeus (103-76BC). It circulated in the Holy Land during Jesus’ life. Similar coins are still today being discovered at excavations in the Holy Land. The two symbols found on the coin are an anchor within a circle, representing a diadem, and an 8 pointed star. These symbols are derived from earlier Greek coin designs that were used in the area. When these coins were originally made, they were very crudely struck. Most examples show odd shapes and off-center, partial images. They were the lowest value coins of the period.
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