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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.
71) is the source, contains a spotted lizard to which is added three oboli of black poppy (15)--a mixture which was considered most beneficial in the treatment of pains caused by sciatica.
Ackerman reviews "3 Oboli for Aphrodite," a new recording of Louys's Songs of Bilitis for The Ladder.
Respecto a la equivalencia del siclus con diez scripuli, no he encontrado tampoco coincidencias en otros textos glosograficos, pero probablemente surja a partir de la correspondencia <<II oboli = I scripulus>>, del tipo de la que se lee por ejemplo en los Annales de Inisfallen <<Obellus habet demedium scripuli>> (K.