Definition Of drachm

noun

(in numismatics) an ancient silver coin based on the Attic or Hellenistic drachma.

Historical documents show that Chinese emperor Wudi was impressed with the solidus, as well as the silver drachm of Sasanian Persia, the standard currency along the Silk Road.

a unit of weight formerly used by apothecaries, equivalent to 60 grains or one eighth of an ounce.

Example Of drachm

  • He requested Garrett to send over a ‘ drachm ’ of strychnine.

  • Historical documents show that Chinese emperor Wudi was impressed with the solidus, as well as the silver drachm of Sasanian Persia, the standard currency along the Silk Road.