(or tetradrachm), a piece of money mentioned in the Bible (4 Kings 7; Matthew 17), which Peter paid for Our Lord and himself as “tribute money.” This was the contribution of every male adult Jew to the maintenance of the Temple services. It had the same value as the shekel.

MLA Citation

  • “stater”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 October 2012. Web. 15 June 2021. <>