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tetradrachma

[te-truh-drak-muh]
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noun
  1. a silver coin of ancient Greece, equal to four drachmas.
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Also tet·ra·drachm [te-truh-dram] /ˈtɛ trəˌdræm/.

Origin of tetradrachma

First recorded in 1570–80; tetra- + drachma
Related formstet·ra·drach·mal, adjective
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  • The drachma is now known to have contained about 65 grains of pure silver, consequently the tetradrachma contained 260 grains.

    Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 127, April 3, 1852

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