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    Biblical Bronze Widow's Mite 14K Gold Pendant - THE LEGACY COLLECTION | Artifact #7860

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    “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:”  Mark 12:43

    This precious Widow's Mite has survived over 2,000 years to speak to us today... now as an heirloom pendant you can wear every day

    Please Note: This is an authentic Biblical Widow's Mite from the Holy Land, and you will receive the exact pendant in the photographs and description.

    Presenting the Legacy Collection of Top-Grade Widow’s Mites Pendants

    Neither rich nor influential, we don’t even know the name of the Widow who appears in Jesus’ powerful teaching on giving and the state of the heart.  Although we will never know her name, her story echoes through time. For she gave everything she had - two of the humble bronze coins we now call "Mites" - a term coined centuries later to designate a coin of little value.

    Throughout their minting, Widow’s Mites changed little in basic design, but tremendously in the quality of production. Precious details that were once prominent became lost in the tumultuous decades just prior to the birth of Christ. Once round, what we now call Widow’s Mites were produced in rough shapes, and even cruder strikes… where having only half the design on one or both sides became common. Far more Mites were produced in this crude fashion than the stunning examples of the early years.

    It is from these early years our Legacy Collection of top-grade Widow’s Mites come...

    Safeguarded in a collection for decades, we have now painstakingly conserved them for the next step in their fascinating story… with you, and with those you love, who will one day cherish this precious Holy Land heirloom treasure just like you do.

    Your Widow's Mite Pendant

    • Coin Date and Location of Minting: Circa 78 BC, Jerusalem Mint
    • Coin Metal: Ancient Bronze
    • Bezel Metal: 14K Gold
    • Obverse (front): And 8-rayed star signifying heaven, with a diadem (the circle around the star) signifying royalty
    • Reverse (back): A Selucid anchor, a power symbol of the day, and the king's name: Alexander Jannaeus
    • Articulating Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 6.2 mm
    • Size: 3/4" Across, 1" Tall - just a bit smaller than a U.S. Nickel  including the bezel (frame)

    Robert's Notes: We are thrilled and honored to be curating and presenting our Legacy Collection of heirloom Widow's Mites set in  14K Gold.

    We've reserved these heirloom-quality, extremely rare Mites for our exclusive, luxury 14K gold bezels, with a wider frame to highlight their exquisite detail. It is amazing the know that these coins are usually found within miles of where Jesus walked during his ministry. If Mary had forgotten to get something at the market, this is the type of coin she would have handed a young Jesus to go back and purchase the item.

    The small bronze Widow’s Mite coins were not Roman, but true Judean coins that were minted during the short period of Jewish history between the Old and New Testaments, when Israel was a self-governing nation. Called a Prutah, they were minted under the King and High Priest Alexander Jannaeus, the first of these coins were minted about 78 BC, and perhaps a few decades after, however they were in circulation at the time of Christ, and are remembered for the key part they played in Jesus’ teaching related to tithing and givingIt was this small coin that was actively traded in the markets that Jesus and the disciples passed, and would have been used by the common folk who flocked to listen to the parables of Jesus.

    These coins were of so little value, that striking them was soon done hastily, and, most of the time, later issues of these coins didn't have much of the design on each side. 

    On one side is the eight-rayed star, signifying heaven, and on the other, an anchor - a power symbol of the day.

    A symbol of faith, hope and selflessness, the humble Widow's Mite has become one of the most loved and valued coins of all time.

    Your Widow's Mite Pendant Comes Complete with:

    1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
    2. A Detailed, Customized Multi-Page Photo Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
    3. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
    4. Mini Museum Display for when you are not wearing your treasure
    5. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card