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stater in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Greek word rendered "piece of money" (Matt. 17:27, A.V.; and "shekel" in R.V.). It was equal to two didrachmas ("tribute money," 17:24), or four drachmas, and to about 2s. 6d. of our money. (See SHEKEL T0003336.)

stater in Smith's Bible Dictionary


stater in Schaff's Bible Dictionary

STA'TER . This coin, mentioned in the margin of Matt 17:27, in the text vaguely spoken of as "a piece of money," was in value equal to four drachmas or a shekel.

stater in Fausset's Bible Dictionary

(See MONEY.) Matthew 17:24-27, Greek.