Vessels of Gold and Silver

According to Josephus, the total number of gold and silver vessels for the Temple services was 552,000; listed as follows:

Vessels in General Gold 20,000
Silver 40,000
Candlesticks Gold 4,000
Silver 8,000
Wine Cups Gold 80,000
Goblets Gold 10,000
Silver 20,000
Measures Gold 20,000
Silver 40,000
Dishes Gold 80,000
Silver 160,000
Censers Gold 20,000
Silver 50,000

To these should be added the following:

Vestments for the priests Silver 21,000
Musical Instruments Silver 600,000
Stoles for the Levites Silver 200,000

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