Widow's Mite; Biblical history you can hold

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  1. Sallent

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    This is long assumed to be the type of coin that the widow gave at temple in Jesus' parable in Luke 21: 1-4.

    “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had."

    This is not a rare coin, but they seldom come this good. Most are heavily worn and poorly struck, so this one is a gem by comparison. I think the asking price, $75 (including shipping) is very competitive given the superb quality of this particular widow's mite. Payment through paypal.

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    Alexander Jannaeus, 103-76 BC
    AE lepton, 2.7g, 16mm; Jerusalem mint.
    Obv.: Hebrew script between Star rays (YHNTN HMLK) = “Yehonatan the king," surrounded by royal diadem.
    Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ (of King Alexander in Greek), anchor upside-down as if hanging on the side of a boat.
    Reference: Meshorer Group K; Hendin 115
     
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