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DARIC (dăr'ĭk). A Persian gold coin used in Palestine after the return from captivity (1Chr.29.7; Ezra.8.27). It was worth about five dollars. See also Money.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

A Persian gold coin about a guinea or five dollars in value. The first form of the word occurs in 1Ch 29:7; Ezr 2:69, and Ne 7:70-72; the second in Ezr 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.

See also

  • Coins