Typically worn by a traveller, hence worn by Hermes and Mercury. The denarius (Latin pronunciation: [deːˈnaːrɪ.ʊs], pl. The coin for Charon is conventionally referred to in Greek literature as an obolos (Greek ὀβολός), one of the basic denominations of ancient Greek coinage, worth one-sixth of a drachma. Among the Greeks, coins in actual burials are sometimes also a danakē (δανάκη) or other relatively small-denomination gold, silver, bronze or copper coin in local use. dēnāriī [deːˈnaːrɪ.iː]) was the standard … A simple ancient Greek cloak, probably formed by draping a square of wool diagonally.