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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Obelus

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A small coin worth about a penny, according to a custom among the Greeks placed in the mouth of a corpse at burial to pay to Charon to ferry the ghost of it over the Styx.


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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Obelus'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/nut/o/obelus.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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