The Widow’s mite is A Replica of an ancient coin dating back 2000 years to the time of Jesus. The coin is mentioned in the New testament.
In the year 33 A.D Jesus and the disciples pilgrim to the temple of Jerusalem. As Jesus is sitting in the temple he points to a poor widow
who gives the temple priests the little money she has. Jesus says she is a true person of giving because she shares the little she has. This
is a powerful message of the spiritual importance of giving and sharing.
Coin features A Phoenician Anchor on one side & A 8 Star sign on the other. Archeologists agree the coin was first minted by A Judean
King called Alexander Yanai in the Hasmonian period 1st Century B.C but was still in circulation first century A.D
Ancient coins are amazing, touchable storytellers that transcend time. Like miniature time capsules they bring the captivating past to life.
The “Anchor & Star” project is an initiative by Tour guide Evia Ronen bringing you the History of the Holy land & the Bible through jewelry design. Dr. Haim Cohen (Phd Archeology) provides the professional advice & knowhow in Numismatics-The history of ancient coins.
We have decided to create beautifully made Artistic replicas with the belief that artifacts should remain in the country they were found. God bless & protect you !