SIZE:

Height - 1.8 cm

CONDITION:

Fine condition

PROVENANCE:

Baidun Family Collection

REFERENCE:

JW_RM_1091

PRICE:

$650.00

A Pair of Bronze Roman Widow’s Mite Coins from the Time of Jesus, Mounted in 18k Gold Earrings

DESCRIPTION:

These beautiful earrings should be worn as conversation pieces, for their ancient history is as rich as the braided gold bands in which they are set. These coins are known as widow’s mite coins, a reference to the famous passage of the same name in the New Testament. During Jesus’ time, Roman currency was in wide circulation across their Empire. These simple bronze coins were worth the least of Rome’s currency, yet they were pressed with intricate inscriptions similar to the currency of today. These coins remain in good condition and have been carefully restored to create a striking piece of modern jewelry set in 18k gold.