Ancient Roman Nail and Widow's Mite
- 2 pc Ancient Roman Artifact set housed in a fantastic floating frame for display
- Nail from a Roman fortress in Scotland that was manufactured within 50 years of the Crucifixion of Christ.
- Widow's Mite from the 1st Century B.C. as mentioned in the New Testament.
The coin is a widows mite mentioned in Mark Chapter 12 of the bible.
"He sat down opposite the treasury and observed how the crowd put money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow also came and put in two small coins worth a few cents. Calling his disciples to himself, he said to them, 'Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury. For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood"
The nail is from the most Northernly Roman Fortress and the only one made from wood. The fortress was meant to defend the empire from the Caledonians who valued Iron more then gold. When the Roman army abandoned the fortress they torn it downa nd buried the nails underground so the Caledonian empire could not have the iron. Consiquently these nails are the only nails in the world that can be positively identified from this time period. Appoximatley 50 A.D.
This set would be great for both the historian and religious minded alike. The history that can be held here is incredible. 2000 years worth in fact! For the religious minded among us, the nail represents the crusifiction of Christ. The coin specifically mentioned in the bible reminds us to be generous and to put others first.
Whether for yourself or a gift for someone do not missout the opprotunity to pickup this fantastic piece.
*Coin condition is based on our professional opinion. Pictures are representative of the coin that you will receive, actual coin may differ slightly, and serial numbers may vary*