This was approximately 2.16g of silver. As of right now, this amount of silver is worth about 37 cents on the open market.

In ancient Greece, this was approximately a month's income for a beggar.

Tri*ob"o*lar (?), Tri*ob"o*la*ry (?), a. [LL. triobolaris, fr. L. triobolus a piece of three oboli, Gr. . See Tri-, and Obolus.]

Of the value of three oboli; hence, mean; worthless.

[Obs.]

It may pass current . . . for a triobolar ballad. Cheyne.

 

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