sta'-ter (stater):

Used only once, Matthew 17:27, where it is rendered by "piece of money" in the King James Version and "shekel" in the Revised Version (British and American). It was originally a standard Greek weight equal to two drachmas, but later it was used to designate the tetradrachma, and this is probably the coin referred to in the above passage.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'STATER'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.