decadrachm

noun dec·a·drachm \ ˈdekəˌdram \

Definition of decadrachm

plural -s
: an ancient Greek silver coin worth 10 drachms
Note: Because of its large denomination, the decadrachm is thought by many to have been primarily commemorative. Thus, a high quality of artistry is reflected in the design of the decadrachm.

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Origin and Etymology of decadrachm

deca- + drachm


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