noun, plural ob·o·li [ob-uh-lahy]. /ˈɒb əˌlaɪ/.
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He asked me for the obolus with which to pay toll across the river, but, unfortunately, I hadn't a cent with me.Letters of Peregrine Pickle|George P. Upton
Why, if we sate here in rags, we wouldn't press in for an obolus before Belisarius.The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II|Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Only wish we old willow-wielders in the Elysian Fields could contribute each our obolus.
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
Placards in all the known languages forbid you to offer him so much as an obolus.The Wonders of Pompeii|Marc Monnier