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

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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 1 of 7 , Jul 24 6:18 PM
      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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