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 see other translations
Roughly 42.5 pounds (19 kg)

“1,700 shekels.” 1,700 shekels is roughly 42.5 pounds (19 kg). A shekel was roughly .4 ounces (11 or 11.5 grams).

[See commentary on Gen. 24:22, “shekel.”]

“purple.” Purple dye was rare and very expensive, so it was on the kings of Midian.

[See commentary on 2 Chron. 3:14, “purple.”]

“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