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Widow's Mites of Mark 12-41

Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, this poor widow put more into the treasury than all the others. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on." (Mark 12:41)

These coins are bronze lepta and prutot of Alexander Jannaeus, the Hasmonean King of Judaea from 103 to 76 B.C. Although these coins were minted long before Christ's lifetime, they were still in circulation during the first century A.D. Because the lepton and prutah were the lowest denomination coins that circulated in Jerusalem during Christ's lifetime, they are believed to be the coins referred to in the Biblical story of the poor widow. The lepton is the very smallest denomination and is probably the true "widow's mite." In fact, the lepton is probably the lowest denomination coin ever struck by any nation in all of history! Lepton and prutah were carelessly and crudely struck, usually off center and on small flans. Because they circulated for a long period, they are usually very worn. Legends are almost always unreadable. The actual size of a prutah is less than 1/2 inch in diameter. A lepton is usually about the same diameter as a pencil eraser.


Dealer Lot of 100 Widow's Mites
Click for a larger photo The widow's mites in stock at this time mostly have a green patina and are partially uncleaned with a dusty light earthen fill.
LT22457. Bronze lot, Hendin 1152 or 1153; typical condition for the type, worn, crude, irregular flans and most off center, Jerusalem mint, 95 - 76 B.C.; obverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (barbaric and blundered), anchor upside-down in circle, L KE (year 25) near anchor points; reverse star of eight rays surrounded by diadem, crude barbaric style, sometimes surrounded by a barbaric blundered Aramaic inscription, King Alexander year 25; 100 genuine "Widow's Mites," these are a popular item for Christmas and Easter, cleaned, patina may vary from the coins in the photo; for more than 100, change the quantity in the shopping cart; SOLD Out of Stock!

Dealer Lot of 55 Nicely Cleaned Widow's Mite Lepta
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LT47394. Bronze lot, Hendin 1151 or 1152; typical condition, worn, crude, irregular flans and most off center, Jerusalem mint, 95 - 76 B.C.; obverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (barbaric and blundered), anchor upside-down in circle; reverse star of eight rays surrounded by diadem, crude barbaric style; very nicely cleaned and good quality for only $5.55 each actual coins in the photograph; as is, no returns; SOLD

Lot of 52 Widow's Mites
Click for a larger photo These coins make a nice gift that spreads Christ's message on the importance of giving charity. Inspire the kids at Bible study or sell them for a Church fundraiser.
LT43795. Bronze lot, Hendin 1152 or 1153; typical condition for the type, worn, crude, irregular flans and most off center, nicely cleaned with green and brown patinas, Jerusalem mint, 95 - 76 B.C.; obverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (barbaric and blundered), anchor upside-down in circle; reverse star of eight rays surrounded by diadem, crude barbaric style; nice mites for a bulk lot; actual coins in the photograph; as is, no returns; SOLD

Lot of 24 Bronze Lepta and Prutot, Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Use our website catalog to specifically identify the coins and read historical information and Biblical references.
LT35651. Bronze lot, Hendin 1150 - 472, mostly leptan (Widow's Mites), mostly VF, Jerusalem mint, 95 - 76 B.C.; obverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY, anchor upside-down; reverse star of eight rays surrounded; nice examples for the type; actual coins in the photograph, as is, no returns; SOLD

Lot of 24 Nicer Widow's Mites
Click for a larger photo The new 5th edition of Hendin's Guide to Biblical Coins identifies the side with the star as the obverse and the side with the anchor as the reverse.
LT55427. Bronze lot, Hendin 1151, Jerusalem mint, 95 - 76 B.C.; obverse star of eight rays surrounded by diadem; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (of King Alexander in Greek), anchor upside-down as if hanging on the side of a boat; nicely cleaned and better than average quality, actual coins in the photograph; as is, no returns; SOLD

Lot of 40 Widow's Mites
Click for a larger photo Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, this poor widow put more into the treasury than all the others. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on." (Mark 12:41) The lepton was the smallest coin in Jerusalem during Christ's lifetime. Biblical scholars believe this type is the Widow's Mite.
LT56704. Bronze lot, Hendin 1152 or 1153; cleaned, typical condition for the type, worn, crude, irregular flans and most off center, Jerusalem mint, 95 - 76 B.C.; obverse star of eight rays surrounded by diadem, crude barbaric style; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (barbaric and blundered), anchor upside-down in circle; no flips or tags, actual coins in the photo; as is, no returns; SOLD

Lot of 53 Widow's Mites
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LT35675. anchor and star lepta (plural for lepton), genuine "Widow's Mites," most with nice green patina; actual coins in the photograph, as is, no returns; SOLD

Lot of 25 Widow's Mite Lepta
Click for a larger photo Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, this poor widow put more into the treasury than all the others. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on."

LT90802. Bronze lepton, Hendin 1152 or 1153, small, worn, crude, irregular flans and most off center (typical for the type), Jerusalem mint, 95 - 76 B.C.; obverse star of eight rays surrounded by diadem, sometimes surrounded by a barbaric blundered Aramaic inscription, King Alexander Year 25; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (barbaric and blundered), anchor upside-down in circle; most small, worn, crude, and off center on irregular flans (typical for widow's mites); the actual coins in the photo; as-is, no returns; 25 coins; SOLD

Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Jannaeus' anchor coins were probably struck after the conquest of the coastal cities (with the exception of Ashkelon) in 95 B.C. The anchor probably publicized the annexation of these areas. -- Ancient Jewish Coinage by Yaakov Meshorer
JD05745. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1150, Meshorer TJC K5, EF, weight 3.120 g, maximum diameter 16.4 mm, die axis 225o, Jerusalem mint, 95 - 76 B.C.; obverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (of King Alexander), around anchor; reverse eight ray star surrounded by diadem (or wheel), Hebrew inscription "Yehonatan the king" between rays; beautiful green patina highlighted by natural sandy "desert" patina earthen fill; SOLD

Lot of 4 Widow's Mites, Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
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JD37103. Bronze lot, 4 coins, Hendin 1152, Jerusalem mint, 95 - 76 B.C.; obverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY, anchor upside-down; reverse star of eight rays surrounded; nice examples of the type; SOLD

Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Jannaeus' anchor coins were probably struck after the conquest of the coastal cities (with the exception of Ashkelon) in 95 B.C. The anchor probably publicized the annexation of these areas. -- Ancient Jewish Coinage by Yaakov Meshorer
JD40348. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1150, Meshorer TJC K9, Choice gVF, weight 1.968 g, maximum diameter 14.8 mm, Jerusalem mint, 95 - 76 B.C.; obverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (of King Alexander), around anchor; reverse eight ray star surrounded by diadem (or wheel), Hebrew inscription "Yehonatan the king" between rays; SOLD

Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Jannaeus' anchor coins were probably struck after the conquest of the coastal cities (with the exception of Ashkelon) in 95 B.C. The anchor probably publicized the annexation of these areas. -- Ancient Jewish Coinage by Yaakov Meshorer
JD40351. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1150, Meshorer TJC K9, Choice VF, weight 2.326 g, maximum diameter 14.9 mm, Jerusalem mint, 95 - 76 B.C.; obverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (of King Alexander), around anchor; reverse eight ray star surrounded by diadem (or wheel), Hebrew inscription "Yehonatan the king" between rays; SOLD

Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Jannaeus' anchor coins were probably struck after the conquest of the coastal cities (with the exception of Ashkelon) in 95 B.C. The anchor probably publicized the annexation of these areas. -- Ancient Jewish Coinage by Yaakov Meshorer
JD40347. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1150, Meshorer TJC K5, Choice VF, weight 2.414 g, maximum diameter 15.7 mm, Jerusalem mint, 95 - 76 B.C.; obverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (of King Alexander), around anchor; reverse eight ray star surrounded by diadem (or wheel), Hebrew inscription "Yehonatan the king" between rays; SOLD

Lot of 4 Widow's Mites, Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
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JD55433. Bronze lot, 4 coins, Hendin 1152, Choice VF, Jerusalem mint, 95 - 76 B.C.; obverse star of eight rays surrounded by border of dots; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (of King Alexander in Greek), anchor upside-down as if hanging on the side of a boat; nice examples of the type, the actual coins in the photograph; SOLD

Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Jannaeus' anchor coins were probably struck after the conquest of the coastal cities (with the exception of Ashkelon) in 95 B.C. The anchor probably publicized the annexation of these areas. -- Ancient Jewish Coinage by Yaakov Meshorer
JD40720. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1150, Meshorer TJC K9, VF, weight 2.358 g, maximum diameter 15.5 mm, Jerusalem mint, 95 - 76 B.C.; obverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (of King Alexander), around anchor; reverse eight ray star surrounded by diadem (or wheel), Hebrew inscription "Yehonatan the king" between rays; ex Amphora Coins (David Hendin); SOLD

Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Jannaeus' anchor coins were probably struck after the conquest of the coastal cities (with the exception of Ashkelon) in 95 B.C. The anchor probably publicized the annexation of these areas. -- Ancient Jewish Coinage by Yaakov Meshorer
JD59181. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1150, Meshorer TJC K, VF, weight 2.285 g, maximum diameter 15.6 mm, Jerusalem mint, 95 - 76 B.C.; obverse eight ray star surrounded by diadem, Hebrew inscription "Yehonatan the king" between rays; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (of King Alexander), anchor upside-down as if hanging on the side of a boat; SOLD

Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Jannaeus' anchor coins were probably struck after the conquest of the coastal cities (with the exception of Ashkelon) in 95 B.C. The anchor probably publicized the annexation of these areas. -- Ancient Jewish Coinage by Yaakov Meshorer
JD40343. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1150, Meshorer TJC K7, Choice VF, weight 2.418 g, maximum diameter 16.9 mm, Jerusalem mint, 95 - 76 B.C.; obverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (of King Alexander), around anchor; reverse eight ray star surrounded by diadem (or wheel), Hebrew inscription "Yehonatan the king" between rays; SOLD

Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Jannaeus' anchor coins were probably struck after the conquest of the coastal cities (with the exception of Ashkelon) in 95 B.C. The anchor probably publicized the annexation of these areas. -- Ancient Jewish Coinage by Yaakov Meshorer
JD40344. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1150, Meshorer TJC K9, Choice VF, weight 1.434 g, maximum diameter 14.5 mm, Jerusalem mint, 95 - 76 B.C.; obverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (of King Alexander), around anchor; reverse eight ray star surrounded by diadem (or wheel), Hebrew inscription "Yehonatan the king" between rays; nice green patina with red earthen highlighting; SOLD



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THE ANCHOR:THE ANCHOR WAS ADOPTED FROM THE SELEUCIDS, WHO USED IT TO SYMBOLIZE THEIR NAVAL STRENGTH. ANCHORS ARE OFTEN DEPICTED UPSIDE DOWN, AS THEY WOULD BE SEEN HUNG ON THE SIDE OF A BOAT READY FOR USE.
THE STAR: THE STAR SYMBOLIZE HEAVEN.
THE DIADEM: THE DIADEM SYMBOLIZED ROYALTY

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