Prutah (Hebrew: פרוטה) is a word borrowed from the Mishnah and the Talmud, in which it means "a coin of smaller value". The word was probably derived originally from an Aramaic word with the same meaning.
The prutah was an ancient copper Jewish coin with low value. A loaf of bread in ancient times was worth about 10 prutot (plural of prutah). One prutah was also worth two lepta (singular lepton), which was the smallest denomination minted by the Hasmonean and Herodian Dynasty kings.
- Hasmonean coinage
- Coins of Alexander Jannaeus
- Herodian coinage
- Roman Procurator coinage
- First Jewish Revolt coinage
- Bar Kochba Revolt coinage
- List of historical currencies
- Israeli pruta
- The Prutah on the 'Biblical Mites' website
- The Prutah on Wiktionary
- 2000 year old Maccabean coin found
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