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Posted Feb 13, 2023 by Martin Armstrong
Tomorrow we will list the Widow Mites and the 1st Century Roman Nails in a Shadow Box Frame.
The Price will be $125 including postage. Additional pieces will be at $100 each. A lot of people have asked if they can buy 10 for gifts. We have made up 400 based on the survey of everyone who emailed in. This will be on a first come first served basis and they are ready to ship.
“And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and be beheld how the people cast money into the treasury:k and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. 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…”.
A lot of people are asking if I have any more biblical Widow Mites I could put together. The answer is yes, but I will have to see what I have left. For those who want the unusual showpiece, we can frame a Widow’s Mite with a Roman Nail documented from the 1st century at the time of the Crucifixion. While most of the nails were retained by the museums after the discovery, a small portion was allowed to be sold privately.
Roman nails were made of iron. This hoard was buried to prevent others from finding them from which they would make weapons and shields. Iron was a valuable metal to many of the barbarian tribes. Hence, this hoard was a remarkable find from the 1960s. They finally allowed some to be sold only in 1999.