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Re: Origin of 'mite'

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  • RSBrenchley@aol.com
    Thanks to everyone for the replies, which settle quite a bit of confusion. Regards, Robert Brenchley [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 7 , Jul 24 4:40 PM
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      Thanks to everyone for the replies, which settle quite a bit of confusion.

      Regards,

      Robert Brenchley


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    • Joseph Weaks
      ... This is what J. W. Betlyon says in his ABD article, that the mite was probably a Greek lepton, the smallest coin then in circulation. He also suggests
      Message 2 of 7 , Jul 24 6:18 PM
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        On Jul 24, 2004, at 6:37 PM, RSBrenchley@... wrote:
        > Lepton and prutah aren't normally considered as the same denomination
        > though; a lepton was probably half a prutah.

        This is what J. W. Betlyon says in his ABD article, that the mite "was
        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)

        Joe Weaks
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