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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (1) of silver. In Ps. 68:30 denotes "fragments," and not
    properly money. In 1 Sam. 2:36 (Heb. agorah), properly a "small
    sum" as wages, weighed rather than coined. Josh. 24:32 (Heb.
    kesitah, q.v.), supposed by some to have been a piece of money
    bearing the figure of a lamb, but rather simply a certain
    amount. (Comp. Gen. 33:19).
      (2.) The word pieces is omitted in many passages, as Gen.
    20:16; 37:28; 45:22, etc. The passage in Zech. 11:12, 13 is
    quoted in the Gospel (Matt. 26:15), and from this we know that
    the word to be supplied is "shekels." In all these omissions we
    may thus warrantably supply this word.
      (3.) The "piece of money" mentioned in Matt. 17:27 is a
    stater=a Hebrew shekel, or four Greek drachmae; and that in Luke
    15:8, 9, Act 19:19, a Greek drachma=a denarius. (See PENNY.)