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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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One inhumation burial was of an obol type, reminiscent of the examples
vary from 7 drachmas and 2 obols for a stone example to 2 drachmas for one of clay.
Presumably they thought that anyone who did not yearn to be a politician was a few obols short of a full drachma
Ancient unit 2002 equivalent 1 talent 60 minae 10,800 [pounds sterling] 1 mina 100 drachmas 180 [pounds sterling] 1 drachma 6 obols 1.
Aelian reports that in the fifth century peacocks could cost 10,000 drachmas each, (12) a princely sum indeed, considering that the average daily wage of an Athenian juror was a mere three obols.
The use of the "three obol" motif is probably an allusion to Iamblichus, Protrepticus, 125, 1-8, who there interprets the Pythagorean akousma "a figure and a stepping stone, not a figure and three obols.
Part 1 of 2] Athenian Trial Court Officials king-archon presides and directs the proceedings Citizen Involvement * any Athenian citizen can bring to court an accusation against a fellow Athenian and can plead the case before the jury * the defendant (accused) pleads his case, he may read a speech written for him Qualifications of Jurors * Athenian citizen, of sound mind, 30 years or older, no disabilities Payment of Jurors * minimal, 3 obols (a poor day's pay) Length of Trial * has to be completed in 1 day Guilt * determined by jurors, a simple majority is required.
REGARDING TomSlemen''s article on the OBOLs - I believe they are extraterrestrial in origin.
9) According to Lucian, another oracle of the period charges 'two obols for each prediction' while Alexander charges 'a drachma and two obols' (Alex.
An anonymous group of bronze obols with a head of Herakles in a lionskin cap on the obverse and a club flanked by the stars of the Dioskouroi on the reverse (e.
REGARDING TomSlemen''s article on the OBOLs - Orange Balls of Light (ECHO January 13).
4 The following are to be given as priestly dues to the priest: from the meion a thigh, a rib, an ear, 3 obols of money; from the koureion a thigh, a rib, an ear, a cake weighing a choinix, half a chous of wine; 1 drachma of money.