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Jerusalem Hoard Biblical Widow's Mite 2 Mite Locket & Cross Charm Package | Artifact #G3744

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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

Lost to time for almost 2,000 years, our Jerusalem Hoard Widow's Mites speak of the days Jesus walked the earth... now two are paired in one locket just as the widow's offering

Please Note: These are authentic Biblical Widow's Mite made in the Holy Land over 2,000 years ago. Each Jerusalem Hoard two mite locket comes complete with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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.

Your Widow's Mite Locket & Cross Package Comes Complete with:

  • Two Genuine Biblical Widow's Mites circa 78 BC
  • A Hypoallergenic Stainless Steel and Tempered Glass Locket
  • A 20" Hypoallergenic Stainless Steel Chain
  • A Pewter Cross Charm - the charm can be worn with the locket, or each can be worn by themselves
  • A Detailed, Multi-Page Photo Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
  • A Gift Pouch


The Jerusalem Hoard Widow's Mites

The mites we use for our Widow's Mite lockets are from the Jerusalem Hoard - a collection of coins unearthed in Jerusalem decades ago. While they were minted between 80 BC and 50 BC in Jerusalem, they circulated daily, for hundreds of years, in Judea. While their designs may have worn with time, they are a testament to the birth of Christianity, and Christ's teachings about the importance of the state of the heart. We have purposely minimally conserved these coins... they still have the dirt of the Holy Land on them, and are protected in our top-quality stainless steel locket with double-sided tempered safety glass.

Your Two Widow's Mite Locket & Cross Necklace Set

  • Coins Date and Location of Minting: circa 78 BC, Jerusalem Mint
  • Coin Metal: Bronze
  • Locket Materials: Stainless Steel Locket with Double-sided Tempered Safety Glass
  • Chain & Charm: 20" Stainless Steel Chain, Pewter Cross Charm
  • Locket Size: 1"
  • Coin Obverse (front): And 8-rayed star signifying heaven, with a diadem (the circle around the star) signifying royalty
  • Coin Reverse (back): A Selucid anchor, a power symbol of the day, and the king's name: Alexander Jannaeus

The tiny 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 giving. 

It was this tiny 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 done hastily, and, most of the time, much of the design didn't make it on the small coins. 

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 Locket Set Comes Complete with:

  1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
  2. Two Genuine Biblical Widow's Mites circa 78 BC
  3. A Hypoallergenic Stainless Steel and Tempered Glass Locket
  4. A 20" Hypoallergenic Stainless Steel Chain
  5. A Pewter Cross Charm - the charm can be worn with the locket, or each can be worn by themselves
  6. A Detailed, Multi-Page Photo Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
  7. A Gift Pouch
  8. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card

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