Piece of gold

Piece of gold.

The rendering "pieces of gold," as in ( 2 Kings 5:5 ) is very doubtful; and "shekels of gold") as designating the value of the whole quantity, not individual pieces is preferable. Coined money was unknown in Palestine till the Persian period.

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Piece of gold'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.