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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dar·ic n.
 1. Antiq. (a) A gold coin of ancient Persia, weighing usually a little more than 128 grains, and bearing on one side the figure of an archer. (b) A silver coin of about 86 grains, having the figure of an archer, and hence, in modern times, called a daric.
 2. Any very pure gold coin.

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    in the Revised Version of 1 Chr. 29:7; Ezra 2:69; 8:27; Neh.
    7:70-72, where the Authorized Version has "dram." It is the
    rendering of the Hebrew darkemon and the Greek dareikos. It was
    a gold coin, bearing the figure of a Persian King with his crown
    and armed with bow and arrow. It was current among the Jews
    after their return from Babylon, i.e., while under the Persian
    domination. It weighed about 128 grains troy, and was of the
    value of about one guinea or rather more of our money. It is the
    first coin mentioned in Scripture, and is the oldest that
    history makes known to us.