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Drachma

Fausset's Bible Dictionary

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The DRΑCΗΜΑ is different, it was a Greek coin which the Roman DΕΝΑRΙUS (translated unfortunately "penny" Revelation 6:6, a laborer's daily wages Matthew 20:2-9) superseded: Luke 15:8-9, "PIECE OF SILVER," Greek drachmee . (See PENNY.) The "penny," denarius , in metal was equivalent to 7 1/2 pence, but could purchase more than our shilling.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Drachma'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​fbd/​d/drachma.html. 1949.
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