Re: Origin of 'mite'
- Thanks to everyone for the replies, which settle quite a bit of confusion.
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- On Jul 24, 2004, at 6:37 PM, RSBrenchley@... wrote:
> Lepton and prutah aren't normally considered as the same denominationThis is what J. W. Betlyon says in his ABD article, that the mite "was
> though; a lepton was probably half a prutah.
probably a Greek lepton, the smallest coin then in circulation." He
also suggests that it was "half a Roman quadrans or Jewish peruta."
(pg. 1076, "Coins", J.W.Betlyon)