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Penny Pennyworth

Penny, Pennyworth. In the New Testament “penny,” either alone or in the compound “pennyworth,” occurs as the rendering of the Roman denarius. Matt. 20:2; 22:19; Mark 6:37; 12:15; Luke 20:24; John 6:7; Rev. 6:6. The denarius was the chief Roman silver coin and was worth about 15 to 17 cents.