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.
In the Stelai, an unknown number of [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] was sold for 60 drachmas, a small [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] for 6 drachmas and 4 obols.
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.
refers to a second payment of a 1 obol per capita tax on all the cities in the Amphictyony.(70) Such contributions, together with the wages which rise from 1 or 1.5 dr in the fifth-century accounts to 1.5 and 2 dr in the fourth century, show that large amounts of money were widely recirculated within Athens and beyond.(71)
“I saved her and she became my inspiration for OBOL.”
20 will be at a site to be determined based on interesting bird sightings posted to OBOL and other pertinent information available before the day.
OBOL, as it is referred to by birders, is a computerized list-server that automatically forwards e-mails to more than 500 people.