Widows Mite L

  • Widows Mite L

Widows Mite L

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Bronze “mites”, also known as Lepton (Greek meaning small), were minted by Alexander Jannaeus, King of Judaea from 103-76 B.C. and circulated during the time of Jesus. It was the least valuable coin in circulation during the time, worth about 6 minutes of an average daily wage.

Bronze coin set in sterling silver hanging 1.25” down from 19” sterling silver chain. 

“Then he sat down opposite the offering box, and watched the crowd putting coins into it. Many rich people were throwing in large amounts. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, worth less than a penny. He called his disciples and said to them, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the offering box than all the others. For they all gave out of their wealth. But she, out of her poverty, put in what she had to live on, everything she had.”

Mark 12:41-44