Roman Skull with Obol in Mouth

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Karen Barrett-Wilt
by Falconaumanni
published on 30 October 2014
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Upon death, ancient Greek culture called for placing a coin, or obol, in the mouth of the deceased to pay Charon for rowing him/her across the River Styx to the afterlife.

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