Easton's Bible Dictionary: M. G. Easton, M.A., D.D.


  1. Mt. 10:29; Lk. 12:6. Greek assarion, i.e., a small as, which was a Roman coin equal to a tenth of a denarius or drachma, nearly equal to a halfpenny of our money.
  2. Mt. 5:26; Mk. 12:42 (Gr.kodrantes), the quadrant, the fourth of an as, equal to two lepta, mites. The lepton (mite) was the very smallest copper coin.

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