widow's mite coin

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US $0.025-0.05 / Piece | 10000 Piece/Pieces (Min. Order)
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Ningbo or Shanghai
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Overview
Quick Details
Material:
Metal, Brass or Zinc alloy
Type:
Brass
Product Type:
Coin
Technique:
Casting
Style:
Antique Imitation
Use:
Art & Collectible
Theme:
Patriotism
Regional Feature:
Christian
Place of Origin:
Zhejiang, China (Mainland)
Brand Name:
CHOCOFO
Model Number:
CCFWMC253
Diameter:
2CM
weight:
1.6GRAMS
thickness:
2MM
Packaging & Delivery
Packaging Details
2000PCS/BAG.5BAGS/CARTON
Delivery Time
one week upon receipt

Specifications

Judaea - Alexander Jannaeus - 103 - 76 BC - Bronze prutah
1.6g, 20x16 mm - Greek "of King Alexander"

Mark 12:42-44 and Luke 21:2-4 tell the story of the Widow who gave all she had, two "mites". A number of tiny copper coins circulated in Judaea during the time of Christ so there is no way to establish any particular design as "the" Widow's Mite. The coins were produced in vast quantities through the first century BC and first century AD. The quality of workmanship employed in the production of these coins varied from rushed to misreable. It is rather unusual to find a single coin that shows all of the legends and design on both sides. Sizes of individual specimens also vary greatly (some were halves of the whole 'prutah' which itself was worth half of a Roman quadrans, the smallest denomination then being produced at Rome). Whatever the exact coins, the gift of the Widow was certainly a small amount of money.

Most common of the types called "Widow's Mites" are coins of the first Hasmonaean king to issue coins, Alexander Jannaeus. The rarely are well enough struck or preserved to allow reading of the tiny Hebrew letters between the spokes of the wheel. Off center coins are the rule. Flans are irregularly shaped from sort-of round (if the coin is really round I would suspect it is a fake!) to irregular. This square off example is very unusual but not hard to believe compared to all of the other possibilities.

Most common of the types called "Widow's Mites" are coins of the first Hasmonaean king to issue coins, Alexander Jannaeus. The rarely are well enough struck or preserved to allow reading of the tiny Hebrew letters between the spokes of the wheel. Off center coins are the rule. Flans are irregularly shaped from sort-of round (if the coin is really round I would suspect it is a fake!) to irregular. This square off example is very unusual but not hard to believe compared to all of the other possibilities.