Coins of the Bible
Biblical Widow's Mite Bronze Coins

These coins are refered to in the bible. These small, ancient bronze coins are known as "Prutah" or "Lepton" and are presently referred to as Widow's Mites - A name inherited from the new testament. The passage is as follows:

"And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld the people cast money into the treasury: a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which made a farthing. And He called unto Him His disciples, and saith unto them, verity I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had..." MARK 12:41-44