Who can say who might first have held these
bronze coins in Ancient Judea? Perhaps it was a
courtier, witness to the intrigues of the royal
palace. It may have been a merchant who traded
rare silks in the markets of Jerusalem or a
dancing girl who performed in the taverns.
Perhaps a worshiper at the temple bought
incense with them. We can never know for
certain whose hands might have held them,
however briefly, so long ago. Yet the aura of
human history, of vanished lives, radiates from
them still. To wear them today in their bright
setting is to link us with the heart and soul of an
ancient and exotic place.