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Lot 229: Judean ‘Widow’s Mite’ set in a silver pendant

Auction 55: Fine Ancient Artifacts Winter Sale

by Ancient Resource LLC

December 4, 2016

Montrose, CA, USA

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  • Judean ‘Widow’s Mite’ set in a silver pendant
  • Judean ‘Widow’s Mite’ set in a silver pendant
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Description: A Judean ‘Widow’s Mite’ set in a silver cross pendant. The coin is the famous ‘Widow’s 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).

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Ancient Resource LLC's Conditions of Sale.

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