Bible Weights and Measurements
Picture of the coin in the above artical. (Exodus 30:13)
Ezek 45:10 You shall have just balances, ...
:12 The shekel shall be twenty gerahs; twenty shekels, twenty-five shekels, and fifteen shekels shall be your mina.
100 SHEKELS OF GOLD PER MINA - The Shields
The following verses suggest a mina of gold was the equivalent of 100 shekels of gold. (Note, the word 'shekels' in 2 Chr 9:16 is not actually present in the original Hebrew.)
1 Kin 10:17 He also made three hundred shields of hammered gold; three mina of gold went into each shield. And the king put them in the House of the Forest of Lebanon.
2 Chr 9:16 He also made three hundred shields of hammered gold; three hundred shekels of gold went into each shield. The king put them in the House of the Forest of Lebanon.
100 SHEKELS OF SILVER PER MINA - Solomon's Vineyards
The following two references when cross referenced suggest 200 pieces of silver, presumably 200 bekah (the half shekel mentioned in Exod 38:26), equal one mina.
Song 8:11 Solomon had a vineyard at Baal Hamon; he leased the vineyard to keepers; everyone was to bring for its fruit a thousand pieces of silver.
:12 My own vineyard is before me. You, O Solomon may have a thousand, And those who keep its fruit two hundred.
Isa 7:23 It shall happen in that day, that wherever there could be a thousand vines worth a thousand shekels of silver, ... [In the Hebrew text the word 'shekels' is not actually present - the most likely measure indicated is 'mina'. ]
So Song 8:11-12 indicates 1,000 pieces of silver (bekah) were paid by each vinedresser, and that Solomon owned 1,000 vineyards, and that in each vineyard there were 200 vinedressers.
A total income of 200,000,000 bekah, ie 100,000,000 shekels.
And Isa 7:23 indicates that a 1,000 vineyards would be worth 1,000 mina each.
A total income of 1,000,000 mina.
Hence suggesting 100 shekels = 1 mina.