Since this is a Bible question, it concerns the unit of weight and of money in Bible times. This word is found in the Bible from very early times. In Exodus 38:29 (NIV) we read: "The bronze from the wave offering was 70 talents and 2,400 shekels." Also, in 1 Chronicles 29:7 (NIV): "They gave toward the work on the temple of God five thousand talents and ten thousand darics of gold, ten thousand talents of silver, eighteen thousand talents of bronze and a hundred thousand talents of iron."
During the Old Testament period a talent was almost 35 kilograms.
In the first century, it weighed less: a little more than 20 kilograms.
In the Old Testament, a talent of silver would be in modern values about $7,000 and a talent of gold $400,000.
In the first century, a talent of silver would be in modern values $4,000, and a talent of gold $230,000.