At that time Menahem, starting out from Tirzah, attacked Tiphsah8 and everyone in the city and its vicinity, because they refused to open9 their gates. He sacked Tiphsah and ripped open all the pregnant women.
That is, about 37 tons (about 34 metric tons)
Menahem exacted this money from Israel. Every wealthy man had to contribute fifty shekelse of silver to be given to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria withdrew12 and stayed in the land no longer.