Lot 229: Judean Widows Mite set in a silver pendant
December 4, 2016
Montrose, CA, USALive Auction
Description: A Judean Widows Mite set in a silver cross pendant. The coin is the famous Widows Mite of the Bible, which is a bronze lepton of Alexander Jannaeus of Judaea, 103 76 BC. The obverse of the coin bears the Seleucid anchor and the Greek inscription BA?I?E?? A?E?AN?POY, the reverse depicts a wheel with 8 ray-like spokes and bears the Hebrew inscription reading Yehonatan the King. The coin was minted during the 1st Century BC but was in circulation during the time of Christ. It is set in a lovely .925 silver pendant in the form of a cross, with pellets at each extremity and with an oval loop for suspension. 1 5/8 in x 1 ¼ in (4.1 x 3.2 cm).
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