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Headword: Ὀβολός
Adler number: omicron,7
Translated headword: obol
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the interest [of that sum]. [sc. Or] a kind of coin. Amongst Athenians an obol is six chalkoi ["coppers"],[1] a chalkous 7 leptoi.[2] The talent of silver [sc. weighs] 4 of the present [sc. pounds][3] and 8 and 6 coins; the mina is a sixtieth of the talent. The talent of gold is six times as much.
Greek Original:
Ὀβολός: ὁ τόκος. εἶδος νομίσματος. ὀβολὸς δὲ παρὰ Ἀθηναίοις ἕξ ἐστι χαλκῶν, ὁ δὲ χαλκοῦς λεπτῶν ζ#. τὸ δὲ τάλαντον τοῦ ἀργυρίου τῶν νῦν δ# καὶ νομισμάτων η# καὶ #2#: ἡ δὲ μνᾶ ἑξηκοστόν ἐστι τοῦ ταλάντου. τὸ δὲ τάλαντον τοῦ χρυσίου ἑξαπλάσιόν ἐστι.
Same (odd) entry in Photius omicron10 Theodoridis and other lexica.
See also omicron 8, omicron 9, tau 34.
[1] Eight, rather.
[2] cf. chi 55.
[3] The word for pounds (lambda 623) is present in Photius and elsewhere.
Keywords: definition; economics; mathematics; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 September 2009@05:54:38.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 28 September 2009@09:55:06.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 29 September 2009@03:13:09.
Catharine Roth (raised status) on 26 December 2009@00:34:25.
David Whitehead on 20 June 2013@05:20:00.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 5 February 2014@05:13:46.


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