Seller: highrating_lowprice (18,277) 100%, Location: Rego Park, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 231387293153 Item: i44370 Authentic Ancient Coin of: Byzantine Christian Bronze Amulet Crucifixion Apostles Virgin Artifact Circa 1000-1300 A.D 5.3x4.3x0.5 centimeters (29.72 grams) Note: Very rare religious artifact of the ancient Byzantine times. It features Jesus on the cross on the front. As you open it, there are three angels in "Abraham's hospitality". This particular scene from the Old Testament symbolizes the one and undivided Trinity of God. On the right, there is Virgin Mary holding the baby Jesus Christ. Amazing artifact of ancient times. You are bidding on the exact item pictured, provided with a Certificate of Authenticity and Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity. An amulet (Latin amulētum) can be any object whose most important characteristic is its alleged power to protect its owner from danger or harm. Amulets are different from talismans as a talisman is believed to bring luck or some other benefit, though it can offer protection as well. Amulets are often confused with pendants—charms that hang from necklaces—any given pendant may indeed be an amulet, but so may any other charm which purports to protect its owner from danger. Potential amulets include gems, especially engraved gems, statues, coins, drawings, pendants, rings, plants and animals; even words in the form of a magical spell or incantation to repel evil or bad luck. The word "amulet" comes from the Latin amuletum; the earliest extant use of the term is in Pliny's Natural History, meaning "an object that protects a person from trouble" Crucifixion is a form of slow and painful execution in which the victim is tied or nailed to a large wooden cross and le ft to hang until dead. It is principally known from antiquity, but remains in occasional use in some countries. The crucifixion of Jesus is a central event in Christianity, and the crucifix is the main religious symbol for many churches. Abraham's three visitors Abraham and the Three Angels (watercolor circa 1896–1902 by James Tissot) Not long afterward, during the heat of the day, Abraham had been sitting at the entrance of his tent by the terebinths of Mamre. He looked up and saw three men in the presence of God. Then he ran and bowed to the ground to welcome them. Abraham then offered to wash their feet and fetch them a morsel of bread, of which they assented. Abraham rushed to Sarah's tent to order cakes made from choice flour, then he ordered a servant-boy to prepare a choice calf. When all was prepared, he set curds, milk and the calf before them, waiting on them, under a tree, as they ate. (Genesis 18:1–8) One of the visitors told Abraham that upon his return next year, Sarah would have a son. While at the tent entrance, Sarah overheard what was said and she laughed to herself about the prospect of having a child at their ages. The visitor inquired of Abraham why Sarah laughed at bearing a child at her age, as nothing is too hard for God. Frightened, Sarah denied laughing.. Mary (actually "Mariam"), also known as Saint Mary or the Blessed Virgin Mary (c. 18 BC – c. 41 AD), is identified in the Bible[Mt 1:16,18-25][Lk 1:26-56][2:1-7] as the mother of Jesus, the founder of the Christian religion. Christians hold her son Jesus to be the Christ or messiah foretold in Jewish scripture, and the God made flesh. Mary (Maryam) also has a revered position in Islam, where a whole chapter of the Qur'an is devoted to her, also describing the birth of Jesus. The gospels of Matthew and Luke in the New Testament describe Mary as a virgin (Greek: παρθένος, parthénos). Traditionally, Christians believe that she conceived her son miraculously by the agency of the Holy Spirit. Muslims believe that she conceived her son miraculously by the command of God. This took place when she was already betrothed to Joseph and was awaiting the concluding rite of marriage, the formal home-taking ceremony. She married Joseph and accompanied him to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born. Dale Allison states that in ancient Jewish custom, Mary could have been betrothed at about 12, but does not claim that this did happen in her case. There is no direct evidence of Mary's age at betrothal or in pregnancy. The Gospel of Luke begins its account of Mary's life with the Annunciation, when the angel Gabriel appeared to her and announced her divine selection to be the mother of Jesus. According to gospel accounts, Mary was present at the Crucifixion of Jesus and is depicted as a member of the early Christian community in Jerusalem. According to Apocryphal writings, she never died but was assumed into Heaven; this is known in Christian teaching as the Assumption. Mary has been venerated since Early Christianity, and is considered by millions to be the most meritorious saint of the religion. Christians from Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran churches believe that Mary, as Mother of Jesus, is the Mother of God and the Theotokos, literally "Bearer of God". There is significant diversity in the Marian beliefs and devotional practices of major Christian traditions. The Catholic Church holds distinctive Marian dogmas; namely her status as the mother of God; her Immaculate Conception; her perpetual virginity; and her Assumption into heaven. Many Protestants minimize Mary's role within Christianity, based on the argued brevity of biblical references. Frequently Asked Questions How long until my order is shipped? Depending on the volume of sales, it may take up to 5 business days for shipment of your order after the receipt of payment. How will I know when the order was shipped? 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