Greek word rendered "piece of money" ( Matthew 17:27 , A.V.; and "shekel" in RSV). It was equal to two didrachmas ("tribute money," 17:24 ), or four drachmas, and to about 2s. 6d. of our money. (See SHEKEL .)
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Stater". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".