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The talent was one of several ancient units of mass, a commercial weight, as well as corresponding units of value equivalent to these masses of a precious metal. The talent of gold was known to Homer, who described how Achilles gave a half-talent of gold to Antilochus as a prize. It was approximately the mass of water required to fill an amphora.A Greek, or Attic talent, was 26 kilograms (57 lb),a Roman talent was 32.3 kilograms (71 lb), an Egyptian talent was 27 kilograms (60 lb),] and a Babylonian talent was 30.3 kilograms (67 lb).
Ancient Israel, and other Levantine countries, adopted the Babylonian talent, but later revised the mass. The heavy common talent, used in New Testament times, was 58.9 kilograms (130 lb).
An Attic talent of silver was the value of nine man-years of skilled work.During the Peloponnesian War, an Attic talent was the amount of silver that would pay a month’s wages of a trireme crew of 200 men.Hellenistic mercenaries were commonly paid one drachma per day of military service. There were 6,000 drachmae in an Attic talent.
The Babylonians, Sumerians, and Hebrews divided a talent into 60 mina, each of which was subdivided into 60 shekels. The Greek also used the ratio of 60 mina to one talent. A Greek mina was approximately 434 ± 3 grams. A Roman talent was 100 libra. A libra is exactly three quarters of a Greek mina, so a Roman talent is 1.25 Greek talents. An Egyptian talent was 80 libra.