Shekel (sheqel, Akkadian: šiqlu or siqlu, שקל, pl. shekels, sheqels, sheqalim, Hebrew: שקלים), is any of several ancient units of weight or of currency. The first usage is from Mesopotamia around 3000 BC. Initially, it may have referred to a weight of barley. This shekel was about 180 grains (11 grams or .35 troy ounces). ==Etymology== Th...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shekel
• (n.) A jocose term for money. • (n.) An ancient weight and coin used by the Jews and by other nations of the same stock.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/shekel/
(from the article `measurement system`) ...grams (about 23 ounces) and in another about 978 grams (about 34 ounces). Archaeologists have also found weights of 5 minas, in the shape of a ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/s/79
the basic unit of money in IsraelFound on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
[ Hebrew shegel
, from shāgal
to weigh.] 1.
An ancient weight and coin used by the Jews and by other nations of the same stock. » A common estimate makes the shekel equal in weight to about 130 grains for gold, 224 grains for silver, and 450 grains for cop...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/S/85
A standard unit of weight first used in Mesopotamia.Found on http://www.ducksters.com/history/mesopotamia/glossary%20and_terms.php
an ancient weight and money unit, or coin. Hebrew shekel for gold about 252 2/3 grains (about $10.88)Found on https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/i/ivanhoe/study-help/full-glossary
from שקל sheqelFound on http://www.translationdirectory.com/glossaries/glossary165.htm
Standard monetary unit of Israel - 1 New Shekel (NIS) = 100 agorot.
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The shekel is the currency of Israel which derived from the Hebrew standard of weight for valuing metal. The original shekels were uncoined ingots of 210 (light shekel) and 420 (heavy shekel) grains of silver. They were first coined by Simon the Hasmonean around 139 BC.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/JS.HTM
- the basic unit of money in IsraelFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=shekel
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