a gold coin and monetary unit of ancient Persia.

Origin of daric

1560–70; < Greek Dāreikós (statḗr) (Persian stater) of Darius
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Historical Examples of daric

  • From one daric to one daric and a half per month, $5 to $7.50.


    Alfred John Church

  • The dispute was about a claim which amounted nearly to the thirtieth part of a daric.

    Voltaire's Romances

    Franois-Marie Arouet

  • Daric—A Persian gold coin, valued one pound, twelve shillings, three pence.


    Lydia Maria Child

  • The daric is mentioned in several Biblical books that were written after the beginning of the Persian period.

    Archology and the Bible

    George A. Barton

  • Daric, a gold coin current in ancient Persia, stamped with an archer kneeling, and weighing little over a sovereign.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

British Dictionary definitions for daric



a gold coin of ancient PersiaCompare siglos

Word Origin for daric

C16: from Greek Dareikos, probably after Darius I
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