The translators of the New Testament use this word several times, and in each instance the original text indicates a different coin.
In the Gospel of St. Matthew (x. 29) the Greek text reads ; in St. Luke (xiii. 6) the Vulgate has dupondius; finally in St. Matthew (v. 26) and St. Mark (xii. 42), the Greek word is .
Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)