daric

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

 NEH Logo
Bible Odyssey has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.