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Farthing

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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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.

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