Webster 1913 Edition
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A silver coin among the ancient Greeks, having a different value in different States and at different periods. The average value of the Attic drachma is computed to have been about 19 cents (U. S. currency, ca. 1913).
A gold and silver coin of modern Greece worth 19.3 cents.
Among the ancient Greeks, a weight of about 66.5 grains; among the modern Greeks, a weight equal to a gram.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A Grecian coin. Of the value of seven pence, three farthings, sterling, or nearly fourteen cents.
2.The eighth part of an ounce, or sixty grains, or three scruples; a weight used by apothecaries, but usually written dram.