Bill Mounce

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ψῆφος, ου, ἡ
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stone, vote (cast by stones); in NT times a white stone usually meant a vote for innocence, a black stone a vote for guilt; the white stone of Rev 2:17 may picture the innocence of its owner
a small stone, pebble; a pebble, variously employed, especially in a ballot; hence, a vote, suffrage, Acts 26:10; a pebble or stone; probably given as a token, Rev. 2:17 (2x)*

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Acts 26:10 And I did so in Jerusalem; not only did I lock up in prison many of the saints, after receiving authority from the chief priests, and when they were put to death I cast my vote (psēphon | ψῆφον | acc sg fem) against them.
Revelation 2:17 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches. To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna. And I will give him a white stone (psēphon | ψῆφον | acc sg fem), and on that stone (psēphon | ψῆφον | acc sg fem) will be written a new name which no one can understand except the one who receives it.