- in ancient Greece
- a coin valued at drachma
- a weight equal to 11 grains
- any of several small coins formerly current in Europe
Origin of obolusClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek obolos, variant, variety of obelos, a spit, needle, bar used as money
Latin obolus, from Ancient Greek ὀβολός (obolos), from ὀβελός (obelos).