tet·​ra·​drachm ˈte-trə-ˌdram How to pronounce tetradrachm (audio)
variants or tetradrachma or tetradrachmon
: an ancient Greek silver coin worth four drachmas

Examples of tetradrachm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over pizza on the Upper East Side, Weiss told the informant about a rare coin—a fifth-century-B.C. tetradrachm bearing the head of Apollo. Ariel Sabar, The Atlantic, 23 Nov. 2021

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Word History


Greek tetradrachmon, from tetra- + drachmē drachma

First Known Use

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tetradrachm was circa 1580

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“Tetradrachm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetradrachm. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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