He took the crown of their king from off his head, and its weight was a talent of gold and on it was a precious stone, and it was set on David’s head. And he brought a great amount of spoil out of the city. Bible see other translations

“a talent of gold.” Although the word “talent” was used in different cultures, the weight differed. An Israelite talent was 75 pounds, whereas a Babylonian talent was 66 pounds. Thus, this crown was 75 pounds. Although this seems too much for a head, there are actual statues from ancient Ammon that show men wearing huge crowns, although they would not have worn them very long.

Commentary for: 2 Samuel 12:30