The weight of the golden earrings that he requested was 1,700 shekels of golda besides the crescents, and the pendants and the purple clothing that was on the kings of Midian, and besides the chains that were around their camels’ necks. Bible other translations
About 43 pounds; 19.5 kg

“purple.” Purple dye was rare and very expensive, so it was on the kings of Midian (see commentary on 2 Chron. 3:14).

“chains.” Or, “collars,” but even if “collars” is correct, it is not the tight-fitting collar like is worn by modern dogs, but a loose collar, often of leather with decorations or even bells on it.

Commentary for: Judges 8:26