dar'-ik (darkemon, and 'adharkon; dareikos):
A Persian gold coin about a guinea or five dollars in value. The first form of the word occurs in 1 Chronicles 29:7; Ezra 2:69, and Nehemiah 7:70-72; the second in Ezra 8:27 and is rendered, "dram" in the King James Version and "daric" in the Revised Version (British and American). In the passage in Chronicles, it must refer to a weight, since at the time of David there were no coins, but in the days of Ezra and Nehemiah the Persian darics were current. See MONEY.
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