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No spirit is allowed to enter the leaky craft until he has first paid Charon the fee of a small coin called the obolus.Stories of Old Greece and Rome|Emilie Kip Baker
The familiar figure of Belisarius begging an obolus is scarce more painful.The Great North Road: London to York|Charles G. Harper
What internal evidence does the Odyssey afford, that Homer sold his Trojan war-ballads at three yards an obolus?
The story says he fastened a label to his hat, containing these words, "Give an obolus to poor old Belisarius."Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Formerly my sickles would not have sold at an obolus apiece; to-day I am being paid fifty drachmae for every one.Peace|Aristophanes