Obverse: BASILEWS ALEXANDROU (King Alexander) around anchor
Reverse: Eight ray star (or wheel) surrounded by diadem, Hebrew inscription "Yehonatan the king" between the rays.
A Bronze Prutah (a small denomination coin). Found in the Holy Land. In very good condition with natural, greenish patina.
Olive wood box, worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority
WIDOW'S MITES OF MARK: 12-41
Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny. Calling his disciples to him:
Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, this poor widow put more into the treasury than all the others. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on."