daric

daric

[dar-ik]
noun
a gold coin and monetary unit of ancient Persia.

Origin:
1560–70; < Greek Dāreikós (statḗr) Persian stater (of Darius)

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daric (ˈdærɪk)
 
n
Compare siglos a gold coin of ancient Persia
 
[C16: from Greek Dareikos, probably after Darius I]

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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.

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