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ὀβολός). 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. See Chalcus; Numismatics (Greek).

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