Re: [XTalk] Re: Origin of 'mite'
- 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)