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The Biblical widow mites

The lepton was the smallest denomination minted in Judea, and has the lowest value of any coin ever minted in human history.  One coin was worth ½ of the value of a prutah, a Judean coin which in turn was worth ½ of the lowest Roman denomination of that time period.  Even though the two coins were worth different amounts, because they use the same design both the lepton and prutah are considered widow’s mites.  Leptons and prutahs were virtually worthless individually.  Because they were so small and worth so little, many coins would be needed to buy any one item.  Groups of the coins were weighed together and value was determined by total weight.

A widow’s mite has an anchor on the obverse and an eight rayed star (also called a sun-wheel) on the reverse of the coin.  The anchor is properly viewed upside down, as if it were hanging on the side of a ship.

It is the coin referred to by Jesus Christ in the bible, Luke 21:1-4 "and Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury; and many that were rich cast in much. And He called unto him His disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had". These coins were minted in the Holy Land in 103-76 BCE.

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Alexander Jannaeus Premium Widow Mites $7 each #008
103-76 bc.over 2000 yrs old.8-12mm.20coin limit.luke 21:1-4
  Widow mites

Alexander Jannaeus Widow Mites $2 each-#002
103-76 bc.over 2000 yrs old.8-12mm.20coin limit.luke 21:1-4
  Widow Mites
Uncleaned  Roman & Byzantine coins $3 each #003
1200-2000 yrs old.sizes.10-25mm.100coin limit
  Unclean coins
"King Solomon Stone" or known as the Eilat stone.

This Eilat stone, mixture of copper bearing minerals - Azurite, Chrysocolla, Malachite, Turquoise.
was found in Eilat mountains desert, near Timna, Israel. the southernmost city in Israel. The stone is a mix of malachite, turquoise and chrysocolla so the color of the stone is green and blue. Eilat Stone typically features gorgeous swirling deep greens with blue running through it.

What is Eilat Stone?

The EILAT stone is the National stone of Israel, and is also known as the KING SOLOMON STONE. When the waters flooded the mine, the price of copper decreased around the world, it was not economically feasible to continue mining and it was closed.

There was only one mine in the world and no more Eilat Stone is being mined for the past 10 years so these are rare stones.

Eilat stone excels in healing emotional and physical aspects of the heart / lungs and throat chakras. Flushes out/heals hurt, fear, stress, loss. Antidepressant. Sinuses, mouth; bone and tissue regeneration. On Solar Plexus: Aligns the subtle bodies, harmonizes heart, mind, and body. Wholeness, peace of heart, self-expression, creativity. Balances yin/yang. Draws out pain, inflammation, fever.

Tumbled and preserved with renaissance  wax

eilat small stones
Eilat small stones of Israel. $10 each #009
Directly aquired from Timna,Israel 14-18mm.(2-4gms)
Eliate Stones
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Eilat Large stones of Israel. $25 each #010
Directly aquired from Timna,Israel 20-30mm.(5-11gms)
Eliate Stones

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