(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.
Bibliography Information Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'farthing' Eastons Bible Dictionary". bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.