Obelus

A small brass coin (nearly ld, in value) placed by the Greeks in the mouth of the dead to pay Charon for ferrying the body over the river Styx. Same as obolos, an obol.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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