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, sheqel
1. the standard monetary unit of modern Israel, divided into 100 agorot
2. any of several former coins and units of weight of the Near East
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a monetary unit, unit of weight, and silver coin of Persia and Judea. The Persian shekel of the reign of Darius I (522–486 B.C.) contained 5.6 g of silver; the Judean shekel of the second century B.C.. contained 14.25 g of silver.

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