Any slave like Curio, or he of the Flavian, may be had for a basket-full of oboli.
Obulus, (plural oboli)—A small coin, about the value of a penny.
The siglus is equivalent to seven Attic oboli and a half, and the capithe contains two Attic chœnices.
Distribution of three oboli per head per day to all the citizens.
Nine oboli were a drachma and a half, or about six sestertii.
Three oboli, or half a drachma, will be allotted daily to each, to poor and rich alike.
To diminish the latter an entrance-fee of two oboli, 3d., was established, but the receipts were made over to the poor.
The cassette of St. Joseph, wherein were deposited the oboli for the poor, had long been emptied.