noun, plural lep·ta [lep-tuh] /ˈlɛp tə/.
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The smallest copper coin in use among the Jews, the lepton, called in Hebrew chalcous, "copper money."The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas
Jesse L. Hurlbut
Lepton, lep′ton, n. the smallest of modern Greek coins, 100 to the drachma.
The game was thus played in 1810, and is so still, both here and at Lepton.The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland (Vol I of II)
Alice Bertha Gomme
A lepton is a very small brass Jewish coin worth half a Roman quadrans each, which is worth a quarter of the copper assarion.