Bible Definitions by Easton:
(1.) Matt. 10:29; Luke 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.) Matt. 5:26; Mark 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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