Widow's Mites of the Bible
The famous "Poor Widow's Mite" bronze leptons of Alexander Jannaeus 103-76 BC.
Seleucid anchor, Greek "BASILEWS ALEXANDPOY" / wheel with 8 ray-like spokes, Hebrew "Yehonatan the King." Minted during the 1st Century BC but circulated during the time of Christ. They are referred-to in the Gospel of Luke 21:1-4...
"And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all: For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had."

Grab bag: Very Fine+ condition: $80 per coin


Grab bag: Fine condition, many uncleaned: $45 per coin

Some Exceptional Examples!

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. Glossy reddish/golden patina, nice detail, excellent inscription. 14 mm, 1.46 g. A cherry example! #CH2128: $150

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. Radiant golden patina, nice detail, great Hebrew and Greek inscriptions. 16x14 mm, 1.47 g. #CH2129: $125

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. 15 mm, 2.16 g. Golden patina, incredible detail, excellent inscription! Terrible photo.
I promise this one will impress you in-hand! #CH2112: $250

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. 14 mm, 1.95 g. Reddish/golden patina, nice detail. #CH2111: $150

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. 15 mm, 1.68 g. Reddish/golden patina, nice detail. #CH2110: $125

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. 17 mm, 2.58 g. Glossy reddish/golden patina, nice detail, excellent inscription! #CH2109: $199

Biblical Widow's Mite. Judaea, bronze prutah struck 103-76 BC.
Anchor / Wheel. Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. Set in custom silver bezel. 18 mm dia. Coin ex-Guildcraft, purchased in 1991. Very nice detail, clear inscriptions! #CH2075: $199
SOLD - Alternate Available!

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. Set in custom sterling silver bezel. 17 mm dia. #JN2015: $199
SOLD - Alternate Available!

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. Excellent detail, nice inscription around anchor, great olive-green patina with earthen highlights. 14 mm. #85728: $125


Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. An incredible specimen! Excellent detail on both sides. Lovely chocolate-brown patina. 15 mm, 1.42 g. #CH2104: $225

Widow's Mite, bronze lepton, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
11x13 mm, 0.93 g. Nice earthen patina! Good detail for the type. Found in Jerusalem. #19471: $60


Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. Radiant golden patina, nice detail, great Hebrew and Greek inscriptions.14 mm, 2.26 g. #CH2101: $125
SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel, Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. Set in custom sterling silver bezel, patinated to more closely match the coin. 15 mm, olive-green patina with earthen deposits. #JN2013: $175

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel, Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. Set in custom sterling silver bezel, patinated to more closely match the coin. 17 mm dia. Nice black patina with earthen deposits. #JN2014x2: $135

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. Set in custom sterling silver bezel. 18 mm dia. #JN2033: $199
SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. Set in custom sterling silver bezel. 17 mm dia. Excellent! #JN2034: $250
SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel. Sharp detail! Uncleaned, as found. 13 mm. #ef802: $95 SOLD


Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel. Radiant golden patina, excellent detail! 15 mm. #ef7624: $110


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Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel. Nicely centered, radiant golden patina, excellent detail, great inscription! Much nicer than this washed-out photo allows. 15 mm diameter. #ef7604: $149 SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Excellent detail, nice inscriptions on both sides. Lovely golden-brown tone. ref: Sear 6087/6088. 14 mm. #33416: $199
SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Good inscriptions, nice detail overall. Lovely golden-brown tone. ref: Sear 6087/6088. 16 mm. #33418: $150
SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Excellent detail, nice inscription around anchor. Good tone. A nice example! 15 mm, 3.04 g. #10387: $199
SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Nice example, copper tone, great inscription visible. 15 mm, 2.29 g. #10403: $125
SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Beautiful coin with golden patina and lustrous surfaces. Excellent inscription! 16 mm, 3.35 g. #10410: $175
SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Nice example, copper tone, great inscription visible. 14 mm, 1.81 g. #10420: $125
SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Beautiful coin, nice golden patina, very crisp detail. Inscriptions visible within spokes of wheel which is quite rare. 14 mm. A great piece. #85740: $125
SOLD


Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel. Sharp detail! Uncleaned, as found. 15 mm. #ef801: $95 SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel. Amazing piece with radiant golden patina, excellent detail with great inscription! 15 mm diameter. #ef7696: SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
15 mm, 2.17 g. An absolutely breathtaking example. Possibly the nicest specimen I have ever had! #19518: $275 SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Set in custom sterling silver bezel.
15 mm dia. Magnificent piece! As nice as they come! #wm21124: $250
SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Set in custom sterling silver bezel. Coin is securely "floating" witnin the bezel. Very cool.
15 mm dia. #wm21123x2: $150
SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Set in custom sterling silver bezel. Gorgeous!
17 mm dia. #wm21122: $199
SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Beautiful coin with golden patina and lustrous surfaces. Brilliant inscription! 14 mm, 2.28 g. #10433: $175
SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. Radiant golden patina, excellent detail! Nice contrast-much nicer than this washed-out photo allows. 15 mm diameter. #ef7648: $135
SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. Radiant golden patina, excellent detail! Incredible Hebrew characters. Much better than photo. 15 mm, 1.62 g. #CH2098: $125
SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. Golden-brown patina, nice detail. 15 mm, 2.02 g. #CH2099: $99
SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. Radiant golden patina with some good detail. 13 mm, 0.96 g. #CH2100: $80
SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel. Nicely centered, radiant golden patina, excellent detail, great inscription! Much nicer in-hand! 14.5 mm. #8287: $135 SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel Radiant golden patina, excellent detail with great inscription!
14 mm diameter. #ef7675: $135 SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Set in custom sterling silver bezel. Very nice example, good detail on both sides. 17 mm dia.
#wm21125: $225
SOLD - Alternates available!

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Nice coin with great detail. Still with Judaean-sand earthen deposits! 15 mm, 2.18 g. #10396: $125
SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel, Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. Set in custom sterling silver bezel, patinated to more closely match the coin. 16 mm dia, golden brown patina, sharp detail! #JN2006: $225 SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel, Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. Set in custom sterling silver bezel, patinated to more closely match the coin. 17 mm dia, olive-green patina with earthen deposits. #JN2007: $150 SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. Incredible detail, crisp inscription around anchor. Lustrous reddish-bronze patina. A choice specimen!
16 mm, 3.10 g. #CH2095: $150 SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. Excellent detail, crisp inscriptions on both sides. 16 mm, 2.77 g. with great black patina. Fantastic! #CH2102: $175
SOLD