daric (Dair´ik)

A gold coin, probably introduced by the Persian ruler Darius I. The word “daric” was originally used as an adjective to modify “stater”: “daric stater” denotes a stater of Darius; later, the term was shortened to “daric.” It is used of Temple building contributions in (Ezra 8:27 and also in 1Chr 29:7).

Ezra 8:27

27twenty gold bowls worth a thousand darics, and two vessels of fine polished bronze as precious as gold.

1Chr 29:7

7They gave for the service of the house of God five thousand talents and ten thousand darics of gold, ten thousand talents of silver, eighteen thousand talents ... View more

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