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Widow's Mite: Judean Prutah (103-76 BC) NGC Slab (PROMO)

Widow's Mite: Judean Prutah (103-76 BC) NGC Slab (PROMO)

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The Widow's Mite: Judean Prutah (103-76 BC) NGC Slab (PROMO) is a remarkable and historically significant collectible that takes you back in time to the ancient kingdom of Judea. Carefully preserved in an NGC slab, this Judean Prutah coin encapsulates the rich heritage and cultural significance of this region, evoking a sense of awe and admiration among collectors and history enthusiasts.

Dating back to 103-76 BC, during the reign of Alexander Jannaeus, this Widow's Mite coin holds a special place in numismatic history. The term "Widow's Mite" derives from the New Testament story in which Jesus observed a poor widow donating two small copper coins in the temple treasury. Ranging from 14-16mm in diameter, these coins were vital currency during the Hasmonean dynasty and provide valuable insights into the economic and social landscapes of ancient Judea.

This NGC slab encapsulation provides exceptional protection for this mesmerizing piece of history, ensuring its preservation for years to come. The slab's transparent design allows you to admire the stunning details of the coin without worrying about any external factors affecting its condition. Moreover, the NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation) certification guarantees the authenticity and quality of the coin, adding an extra layer of trust and value to your collection.

The Widow's Mite: Judean Prutah (103-76 BC) NGC Slab (PROMO) is not only an exquisite collectible but also a tangible piece of history that allows you to connect with the past. Whether you are a seasoned numismatist or a beginner in the world of ancient coins, this Judean Prutah coin is an excellent addition to your collection.

Display it proudly in your collection, showcase it in a museum-quality presentation box, or offer it as an unforgettable gift to a fellow history enthusiast. With its rich historical significance, stunning design, and NGC slab protection, the Widow's Mite: Judean Prutah (103-76 BC) NGC Slab (PROMO) is sure to captivate the hearts of those who appreciate the beauty and importance of ancient coins. Experience the allure of ancient Judea with this extraordinary collectible.

 

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Widow's Mite FAQ

The Widow's Mite refers to small bronze coins from ancient Judea, mentioned in the New Testament of the Bible as the small offering given by a poor widow, which Jesus cited as more valuable than larger contributions made by the wealthy due to her sacrifice.

Widow's Mites were minted during the Hasmonean Dynasty around 135 to 37 BCE. They were common in Judea during the time of Jesus.

The coin typically features an anchor or star on one side, and the other side often includes an inscription in Greek or Aramaic. The design varies slightly depending on the ruler during whose reign the coin was minted.

Beyond its mention in the Bible, the Widow's Mite is significant for its insight into the economy and coinage of ancient Judea, reflecting the socio-economic conditions of the time.

The value of a Widow's Mite can vary widely based on its condition and the specific variant of the coin. Generally, prices can range from $30 to several hundred dollars for coins in excellent condition or from significant archaeological contexts.

While not exceedingly rare, genuine Widow's Mites are valued for their biblical association and historical importance. Their availability depends largely on archaeological finds and the collector market.

Authenticating a Widow's Mite involves examining the coin’s patina, weight, and strike patterns compared to known authentic examples. Consulting with a reputable dealer or a professional numismatic expert is also advised.

Widow's Mites can be purchased from coin dealers like Bullion Shark.

The cultural impact of the Widow's Mite is significant as it symbolizes the virtues of generosity and sacrifice. It is often used in religious and moral teaching to illustrate that the value of a gift is relative to the giver's circumstances.

Yes, modern reproductions of the Widow's Mite are common, especially as educational tools or religious keepsakes. These reproductions are usually clearly marked or sold by religious goods suppliers to avoid confusion with authentic ancient coins.

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