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Matthew 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.
Matthew 5:26; Mark 12:42 (Greek: kodrantes), the quadrant, the fourth of an as, equal to two lepta, mites. The lepton (mite) was the very smallest copper coin.