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Posted on 11 September 2021
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Italian Genuine Constantine and Widow's Mite Necklace
*Please note the piece is an advanced order. Payment will be collected at the time of purchase and the piece will ship the week of November 1. Orders will be accepted until 8:00 PM eastern time on September 17 or while supplies last.
This ships with a Romance Card/Certificate of Authenticity included.
Italian Genuine Constantine and Widow's Mite Necklace - $359
I am so excited that we were able to find this very rare original Constantine the Great ancient coin pendant.
Constantine The Great Story
Constantine the Great was one of the most pivotal characters in history. When he became emperor of Rome in the 4th century Christians were a persecuted minority. In his reign, he protected them from persecution, made Christianity the national religion, convened councils that decided the structure of the church, defined the content of the Bible, and shaped Christianity as we know it. We would live in a very different world if he had never ruled Rome. To have a piece of that history, to hold a coin that bought lunch for a worker, a gift for a loved one, or a room for a night over 15 centuries ago is hard to imagine. To own a coin that is a piece of that history and created by Constantine the Great is close to miraculous.
Widow's Mite Story
"this poor widow has put in more than all of them...she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on." This is the lesson of the well-known Story of the Widow's Mite from the New Testament. A story of people trying to impress others with their gifts to the temple and a poor widow, who quietly left 2 mites at the altar. Jesus said that she had given the most because she gave all that she had. This 2,000 year old coin is known to many of us because of this story. It is a symbol of true giving and sacrifice. A story that we grew up with as children when our parents wanted to teach us to be the people we could be. This small coin was used in the ancient world every day. A handmade, bronze coin that is irregular and handmade and rough by our standards because it was made and used 2,000 years ago. These are authentic ancient coins and increasingly difficult to find. What a feeling to own a piece of history, to actually own a 2,000 year old coin that is part of history and the Christian faith. These are the things I love. Things that are meaningful, rare, important and significant. 2,000 years and it is yours. Wear it well.
Please note: These Constantine and Widow's Mite coins have a natural aged patina and have been coated to protect this finish. However, if the coin is scratched , it may remove the patina finish and expose the copper finish underneath.
These are coins created manually thousands of years ago. There will be unique details to each because of time and the way that they were made.
18K Gold over Sterling Silver
20" necklace adjustable rings at 18" and 16"
Lobster Claw Clasp
Double Coin Pendant measures 2" L X 1" W (Constantine coin and frame)
Constantine coin measures 1" including frame
Widow's mite measures 3/4" including frame
Made in Italy