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Ancient Roman Nail and Widow's Mite Set - $55.00 each

Ancient Roman Nail and Widow's Mite 

These nails were created and used by the Roman Empire within 50 years of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. They were discovered in 1960 and were part of a Roman fortress in Northern Scotland. After the Romans stripped the fortress in 87 AD, they buried the nails so that their enemies could not find them and use them to make swords.

 The Pruta or "Widow’s Mite" was the smallest of the bronze coins in Jewish currency. These coins are referred to in the New Testament in Mark 12:41-44, “And He sat down over against the treasury, and beheld how the multitude cast money into the treasury; and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a poor widow, and she cast in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, This poor widow cast in more than all they are casting into the treasury: for they did cast in of their superfluity; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living”.

The coins were issued during the reign of Alexander Jannaeus (Jannai/Yannai)the second Hasmonean king of Judaea from 103 to 76 BC. A son of John Hyrcanus, he inherited the throne from his brother Aristobulus I, and married his brother's widow, Queen Salome Alexandra. From his conquests to expand the kingdom to a bloody civil war, Alexander's reign has been generalized as cruel and oppressive with never ending conflict.

The set comes with a certificate of authenticity in an attractive display case and will be a beautiful addition to your historical collection!

Byzantine Bronze Crosses--$99.00 each

Byzantine crosses

A selection of beautiful Byzantine crosses are available and ready to add to your favorite necklace to wear. The crosses were made between 800-1200 AD and come with a certificate of authenticity.

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Byzantine Bronze Christ Portrait Coins - 800-1200 AD - $35.00 each

Christ Portrait Byzantine coins

These Byzantine era coins (known as folles) were some of the first bronze coins issued to depict Christ.

Widow's Mite (Pruta) - 103-76 BC - $19.95 each

 

Widow's Mites

 

The Pruta or "Widow’s Mite" was the smallest of the bronze coins in Jewish currency. These coins are referred to in the New Testament in Mark 12:41-44.

Various Ancient Silver Coins - Price as marked

    Eukratides I Baktrian Tetradrachm
     
Aemilius Scaurus Denarius   Hadrian Denarius
     
Alexander III Tetradrachm    Lucius Verus Denarius 
     
 

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