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I read somewhere that the consequence for rape, presuming the man does not marry the woman, is just 50 silver sheckels.
This seems like a paltry sum compared to the crime that was committed. Is that all, or is there more?
A biblical shekel is 768 p'ruta and fifty are thus 960 grams of silver. That's about US$459.27 today. As Double AA notes (in a comment on the question), though, that's just the fine: the rapist must also pay actual damages.
Fifty shekels was much more than it's silver content indicates - a worker's daily salary was somewhere between 1/2 and one dinar - fifty shekels was 200 dinars.