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Bechoros Chart #1 (Bechoros Daf 5a)

THE COMPARATIVE WEIGHTS OF SILVER COINS(1)
KIKAR MANEH SELA(1) HALF-
SHEKEL
DINAR GERAH
KIKAR(2) 1 60 1500 3000 6000 30000
MANEH(3) 1 25 50 100 500
SELA(4) 1 2 4 20
HALF-SHEKEL 1 2 10
DINAR 1 5
GERAH 1

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FOOTNOTES:
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(1) The Gemara relates that the total amount collected in the half-Shekel collection was 201 Kikar, and 11 Maneh. This is calculated as follows:
603,550 people gave a half-shekel each, which is equal to: 300,000 gave 100 Kikar 300,000 gave 100 Kikar
3,000 gave 1 Kikar
500 gave 250 Shekel = 10 Maneh
50 gave 25 Shekel = 1 Maneh
Total: 201 Kikar and 11 Maneh

(2) That is, one Kikar contains 60 Maneh, 1500 Sela, and so on.
(3) One Maneh is 1/60th of a Kikar. It contains 25 Sela, 50 half-Shekel, and so on. (4) This is the "Shekel" mentioned in the Torah.

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