stater—A gold coin; estimated at about twelve shillings, three pence.
The miraculous draught of fishes, and the stater in the fish's mouth?
And would you be happy if you had three talents of gold in your belly, a talent in your pate, and a stater in either eye?'
We had a controversy in Bloomsbury on one occasion about a gold Athenian stater sent to me on approval.
When you have opened its mouth, you will find a stater coin.
Every man was to receive a stater per month, the captains twice, and the generals four times as much.
I have paid the interest up to the month Epeiph, at the rate of a stater per mina.
The stater of Darius, usually called a daricus, was a gold coin of Persia.
They had no coinage, whereas those in the south-east had theirs, copied from a stater of Philip of Macedon.
Something which is about the size of a stater is tied up in a small piece of leather: what it is, no one knows but the makers.
ancient coin, late 14c., from Greek stater, from histanai "to fix, to place in a balance," hence "to weigh;" literally "to cause to stand" (see stet).
With no delay. adj.
Greek word rendered "piece of money" (Matt. 17:27, A.V.; and "shekel" in R.V.). It was equal to two didrachmas ("tribute money," 17:24), or four drachmas, and to about 2s. 6d. of our money. (See SHEKEL.)