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Obol

An ancient Greek unit of weight approximately equivalent to 0.72 or 1.05 grams, depending on the region.
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Omoni Oboli, who wrote, produced, directed and starred in Being Mrs Elliott, says that the industry is changing faster than outsiders realise.
The units of Athenian currency were as follows: six oboli made up one drachma; 100 drachmai made up one mina; 60 minae made up one talent that represented slightly less than 26 kilograms of silver.
Pliny the Elder and his sources prescribe a drink of two oboli to purge the body and to help against nausea.