It was likely the smallest denomination coin ever minted. The ancient bronze coins later known as Widow’s Mites were sloppy bits of metal, often struck off-center with little care for craft. They were virtually worthless, until a poor church woman made them priceless.
According to a story from the Book of Mark in the New Testament, Jesus was watching a crowd place their offerings in the temple treasury. While the rich donated generously, a poor widow gave only two bronze mites. It was a symbolic gesture that inspired Jesus to enlighten his disciples by saying, “...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.” We’ve transformed a cache of the genuine, Biblical-era coins into a precious pendant that will forever serve as a reminder of the power of giving. Each authentic Ancient Widow’s Mite Coin Pendant includes a genuine bronze mite, beautifully framed inside a .925 sterling silver cross. These are the actual coins that circulated during the time of Christ and this pendant represents a spectacular opportunity to own a genuine Biblical antiquity and true symbol of faith.