And the weight of the golden earrings that he requested was a thousand and seven hundred shekels of gold; beside ornaments, and collars, and purple raiment that was on the kings of Midian, and beside the chains that were about their camels' necks.
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George Leo Haydock
And jewels. Some translate, "crescents (Septuagint, "little moons") and boxes "(netiphoth, Menochius) of perfumes, such as Alexander found among the spoils of Darius, and reserved to put his Homer in. These ornaments were also used by women, Isaias iii. 18. (Calmet)
The eastern nations delight in perfumes. (Menochius)
The ear-rings alone would amount to 3102l. 10s. sterling. (Haydock)