The Widow’s Mite
As we anticipate Easter, we recall the frequent numismatic associations found in the Bible. Among the most famous of these is the Widow’s Mite from the story of a charitable widow in the New Testimate. Passages Mark 12:41-44 and Luke 21:1-4 recall her sacrificial offering and Jesus’ joyful response. While a “mite” merely defines a small coin, the famous story has caused wonder as to what sort of coins she might have donated. But, the 2000 years since Jesus’ time has made this difficult to confirm.