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[dar-ik] /ˈdær ɪk/
a gold coin and monetary unit of ancient Persia.
Origin of daric
1560-70; < Greek Dāreikós (statḗr) Persian stater (of Darius) Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for daric


a gold coin of ancient Persia Compare siglos
Word Origin
C16: from Greek Dareikos, probably after Darius I
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daric in the Bible

in the Revised Version of 1 Chr. 29:7; Ezra 2:69; 8:27; Neh. 7:70-72, where the Authorized Version has "dram." It is the rendering of the Hebrew darkemon and the Greek dareikos. It was a gold coin, bearing the figure of a Persian King with his crown and armed with bow and arrow. It was current among the Jews after their return from Babylon, i.e., while under the Persian domination. It weighed about 128 grains troy, and was of the value of about one guinea or rather more of our money. It is the first coin mentioned in Scripture, and is the oldest that history makes known to us.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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