Lepta are very small brass coins worth half a quadrans each, which is a quarter of the copper assarion.
As for the price exacted, it ranged from a quadrans to a very high figure.
He made his pile from an as, and would pick a quadrans out of a dunghill with his teeth, any old time.
quadrans, kwod′ranz, n. a Roman copper coin, the fourth part of the as:—pl.
It was two of these that the widow cast into the treasury, Mark 12:42, where it is said that two of them equaled a quadrans.
A lepton is a very small brass Jewish coin worth half a Roman quadrans each, which is worth a quarter of the copper assarion.
Lepta are very small, brass, Jewish coins worth half a Roman quadrans each, which is worth a quarter of the copper assarion.