Illustrated Bible History

Ancient Bible Manners and Customs - Weighing Money

Weighing Money Weighing Money
Ancient money was weighted instead of being counted.
Lion Weight from Khorssabad Lion Weight from Khorssabad
There are different weights used mostly in the form of lion, geese, sheep and other animals.
Gold Bar Richly Ornamented Gold Bar Richly Ornamented
This gold bar from the Middle Bronze Age was discovered at a tomb in Tell el-Ajjul. It has embossed ornamentation. Joshua 7:21 speaks of a bar of gold weighing 50 shekels.