). A piece of money (Greck) originally of silver,
but in later times (after B.C. 400) of bronze. The Attic obolus was worth about three cents
American; and the Aeginetan obolus, about five cents. There were also tetroboli, trioboli
, and dioboli;
and fractional denominations,
such as the hemiobolus, tetartimorion
, etc. The Attic obolus equals 8 chalci.