- a modern Greek unit of weight equal to 0.1 gram.
Origin of obolus
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Historical Examples of oboli
Obulus, (plural Oboli)—A small coin, about the value of a penny.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Any slave like Curio, or he of the Flavian, may be had for a basket-full of oboli.Aurelian
Nine oboli were a drachma and a half, or about six sestertii.Plutarch's Lives, Volume IV
Distribution of three oboli per head per day to all the citizens.
Three oboli, or half a drachma, will be allotted daily to each, to poor and rich alike.
- a modern Greek unit of weight equal to one tenth of a gram
- a silver coin of ancient Greece worth one sixth of a drachma