Obol


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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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Mr Brockson and two other passers-by saw the lights, and all three watched them pass silently overhead then take a curved trajectory towards Dunnings Bridge Road, where the OBOLs accelerated vertically into the clouds.
vary from 7 drachmas and 2 obols for a stone example to 2 drachmas for one of clay.
For an obol, or roughly the price of a red-figure pelike by the hand of Beazley's `Achilles Painter', the craftsman could buy nearly four litres of grain.
That he balks at shelling out a mere obol signals his participation in the penury earlier adopted by practitioners of iambos and, more generally, his membership of the class of the abject and base-born.
The issues of such fractional coinage becomes more prominent in the fourth century when a wide range of small coins was issued right down to the value of one-eighth of an obol.
Lane County Audubon Society: The third Saturday big walk will be to a location determined by interesting bird sightings posted to OBOL and other pertinent information available before that date.
8220;I saved her and she became my inspiration for OBOL.
The destination for Lane County Audubon Society's Third Saturday Bird Walk set for this coming weekend will be determined by interesting bird sightings posted to OBOL and other pertinent information available before the day.