Hasmonean Kings 135-37 BC AE Prutah
Biblical-Era Bronze Prutah “Widow’s Mite” Choice Very Fine
Sometimes referred to as “Widows Mite’s” in the Bible, these Judean Bronze Prutahs are far nicer than most you will encounter. Each coin is graded by NGC Ancients in Choice Very Fine condition and is certified authentic and over 1,900 years old. Coins vary in look and design, but these pictures are indicative of the quality you can expect.
In biblical times, Widows Mite’s were also known as a “Lepton” and was the smallest denomination of currency used. At the time of Mark’s writing, it was worth 1/64th of a silver denarius. A denarius was a day’s wage for a common worker. In today’s terms, it would be worth about 1/8th of a cent.