Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Charon’s Toll [care’-un].

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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Charon’s Toll [care’-un].
 
A coin, about equal to a penny, placed in the mouth or hand of the dead to pay Charon for ferrying the spirit across the river Styx to the Elysian fields.   1
 


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