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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Farthing

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  • Matthew 10:29 ; Luke 12:6 . Greek assarion, i.e., a small As , which was a Roman coin equal to a tenth of a denarius or drachma, nearly equal to a halfpenny of our money.

  • Matthew 5:26 ; Mark 12:42 (Gr. kodrantes), the quadrant, the fourth of an As , equal to two lepta, mites. The lepton (mite) was the very smallest copper coin.


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    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Farthing'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/f/farthing.html. 1897.

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