Coins & the Bible Book + Widow's Mite Coin

Many collectors start buying coins before they buy books. Because it's almost Christmas we want to give our collectors the opportunity to buy the coins and the book at the same time at a very reasonable price! This Christmas we are offering the Coins and the Bible book by Richard Abdy & Amelia Dowler with a Jewish coin, Prutah, that would have been around during the time of Jesus, the well-known Widows Mite mentioned in Mark 12:41-44 and Luke 21:1. The book revolves around famous stories of the bible in which coins are mentioned. From the widow's mite to Judas's thirty pieces of silver, the original narratives and their later translations have used local coins to make the Gospels relate to audiences over the ages. In turn, early Biblical writings have directly inspired the earliest artistic expression of the faith on coin designs. This book was designed to accompany the Coins and the Bible exhibition, organised by the Department of Coins and Medals at the British Museum. The book itself is divided into seven sections: Money and the Old Testament; Between the Testaments; the Herods; Money and the Gospels; the Downfall of Judaea; Christian Dawn; and Constantine to the Christian Aftermath. The coin that comes with the book - the Widows Mite "This poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast in the treasury", is mentioned in Mark 12:41-44 and Luke 21:1, it won't be anything more than a small crudely struck bronze coin, but it is a coin that is rather important in history and a life lesson to many of us. The book and the coin make a great gift to all of those interested in Biblical studies and the life of Jesus. They are also a great starting point to all of those who wish to start a collection of coins inspired by the Bible. Buy the book and the coin for only £29.95!
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SKU: RBB340
£29.95
  • Coins and the Bible by Richard Abdy & Amelia Dowler - Card covers, 121 pages, with colour illustrations.
  • Small crudely struck bronze coin (Prutah)

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