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Headword: *xalkou=s
Adler number: chi,55
Translated headword: copper
Vetting Status: high
[Equivalent to] 7 lepta ['lights, mites']. See under 'talent'.[1]
Greek Original:
*xalkou=s: leptw=n z#. kai\ zh/tei e)n tw=| ta/lanton.
Entry lacking, Adler reports, in mss AFS; added in the margin of M.
See generally John Melville-Jones, A Dictionary of Ancient Greek Coins (London 1986) s.v. chalkos and, esp., lepton ['It is far from certain that the word was ever officially applied to any denomination' -- despite Mark 12:42, on the widow's 'two mites, which make a farthing'].
[1] tau 34.
Keywords: Christianity; daily life; definition; economics; religion; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 January 2004@10:57:28.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 1 January 2004@23:12:49.
David Whitehead (augmented, translation, note, keywords) on 14 June 2004@05:13:18.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 22 April 2010@06:49:20.
David Whitehead on 7 November 2013@06:51:34.
David Whitehead on 31 May 2016@09:32:28.


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