Genuine Ancient Biblical/Judaean Coin Necklace (WIDOW'S MITE, 103-76 B.C.)
This delicate charm necklace features a genuine Widow's Mite coin from Jerusalem set with a 22kt Gold Vermeil (90% Pure Gold) over Sterling four-prong setting (reversible - photos 1 & 2). From around 103-73 B.C., this coin has made quite the journey to get here! The coin rests on a 14kt gold filled snake chain perfect for everyday wear.
Bronze Widow's Mite Biblical/Jewish Coin - Jerusalem Mint - Hellenist Version featuring 8 rayed star - Blue-Green Patina from aging
Necklace Length: 16 inches
Charm Drop: 31.75 mm/1.25 inches
Coin Height: 17.78 mm/0.7 inches
Lobster Claw Clasp
** PLEASE NOTE: This is the exact coin you will receive! As all of these ancient coins were made by hand (and have aged about 2100 years), they all have unique shapes and printings; and are therefore one of a kind.
The mite was the smallest bronze coin in Jewish currency and is mentioned several times throughout the Bible. The story of the Widow's Mite can be found at Mark 12:41-44. There are several different versions of the mite, this one is the Hellenistic version featuring the popular Macedonian symbol: the 8-rayed version of the Vergina Sun (also seen with 12 and 16 rays). All Widow's Mites were used in Jerusalem, and at the Temple of Jerusalem until the Temple's destruction in 70 AD.
*** NOTE: Necklace comes with a certificate of authenticity (photo 4).