## Shekels Sentence Examples

- A slave often ran away; if caught, the captor was bound to restore him to his master, and the Code fixes a reward of two
**shekels**which the owner must pay the captor. - He is paid ten
**shekels**per annum, together with his food and clothing, and is dignified by the appellation " father " (cf. - About 3,000,000
**shekels**) was raised by assessing every wealthy person at So**shekels**. - It should be borne in mind that in early times the larger values, such as minae, would be transmitted by commerce, while after the introduction of coinage the lesser values of
**shekels**and drachmae would be the units; and this needs notice, because usually a borrowed unit was multiplied or divided according to the ideas of the borrowers, and strange modifications thus arose. - The Ptolemaic copper coinage is on two bases -- the uten, binarily divided, and the Ptolemaic five
**shekels**(1050), also binarily divided. - 8), the continual mention of large decimal numbers of
**shekels**in the earlier books, and the certain fact of 100**shekels**being = mina. - Probably the 129 and 224 systems coexisted in the country; but on the whole it seems more likely that 129 or rather 258 grains was the Hebrew shekel before the Ptolemaic times -- especially as the 100
**shekels**to the mina is paralleled by the following Persian system (Hultsch) -- - From the east this unit passed to Asia Minor; and six multiples of 2 to 20
**shekels**(av. - If this unit haS any connexion with the kat, it is that a kat of gold is worth 15
**shekels**or 1/4 mina of silver; this agrees well with the range of both units, only it must be remembered that 129 was used as gold unit, and another silver unit deduced from it. - Vii., where the gold spoon of 10
**shekels**is equal in value to the bowl of 130**shekels**, or double that of 70, i.e. - The relation is 258: 229 :: 9:8; but the exact form in which the descent took place is not settled: 1/60 or 129 of gold is worth 57 of silver or a drachm, 1/4 of 230 (or by trade weights 127 and 226); otherwise, deriving it from the silver weight of 86 already formed, the drachm is 1/3 of the stater, 172, or double of the Persian danak of 28.7, and the sacred unit of Didyma in Ionia was this half-drachm, 27; or thirdly, what is indicated by the Lydian coinage (17), 86 of gold was equal to 1150 of silver, 5
**shekels**or 1/10th mina. - The "argenteus" (as Revillout transcribes a sign in the papyri) (35) was of 5
**shekels**, or 1090; it arose about 440 B.C., and became after 160 B.C. a weight unit for copper. - In Syria, as early as the 15th century B.C., the tribute of the Rutennu, of Naharaina, Megiddo, Anaukasa, &c. (34), is on a basis of 454-484 kats, or 300
**shekels**(1/10 talent) of 226 grains. - In Spain it was 236 to 216 in different series (17), and it is a question whether the Massiliote drachmae of 58-55 are not Phoenician rather than Phocaic. In Italy this mina became naturalized, and formed the "Italic mina" of Hero, Priscian, &c.; also its double, the mina of 26 unciae or 10,800, = 50
**shekels**of 216; the average of 42 weights gives 5390 (=215.6), and it was divided both into 100 drachmae, and also in the Italic mode of 12 unciae and 288 scripulae (44). - The talent was of 120 minae of 5400, or 3000
**shekels**, shown by the talent from Herculaneum, TA, 660,000 and by the weight inscribed PONDO CXXV. - Talent of 3000
**shekels**(2) (the M being omitted; just as Epiphanius describes this talent as 125 librae, or Î¸ (=9) nomismata, for 9000). - It has been connected theoretically with a binary division of the 10
**shekels**or "stone" of the Assyrian systems (28), 1290/16 being 80.625; this is suggested by the most usual multiples being 40 and 80 = 25 and 50**shekels**of 129; it is thus akin to the mina of 50**shekels**previously noticed. - Then at Abydus, or more probably from Babylonia, there is the large bronze lion-weight, stated to have been originally 400,500 grains; this has been continually divided by 60 by different writers, regardless of the fact (Rev. arch., 1862, 30) that it bears the numeral 100; this therefore is certainly a talent of 100 minae of 4005; and as the mina is generally 50
**shekels**in Greek systems it points to a weight of 80.1. - The 80-grain system, as we have seen, was probably formed by binarily dividing the 10
**shekels**, or "stone"; and it had a talent (Abydus lion) of 5000 drachmae; this is practically identical with the talent of 6000 Attic drachmae. - What a common soldier refused to do even for a thousand
**shekels**of silver, the king's general at once undertook. - A special interest attaches to these silver tetradrachms and didrachms (staters and halfstaters), because they were used by the Jews for the payment of the temple tax as "
**shekels**of the sanctuary " (NSI. - 1 sqq., &c. (4) Shegalim ("
**shekels**"), on the poll tax (Ex. - Piece of gold; the word has nothing to do with the name of Darius), a gold piece of 130 grains (value about 23s.); this being equivalent to 20 silver pieces (Median
**shekels**, at-yXoi) of 86.5 grains (value according to the then fate of silverI33/4 silver to I goldabout is.