A gold coin from Persian Empire, introduced by Darius the Great (522-486 BC) and used until Alexander the Great's invasion (330 BC).
Origin of daric
- From Ancient Greek δαρεικός (dareikos), from an Old Persian word related to (daraniya-, “gold”), from * (dari-, “golden”) (compare Avestan (zairi-, “yellowish, golden”)), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₃ (“gleam, yellow”). Compare Aramaic דריכונא (drykwnʾ), Classical Syriac ܕܪܝܟܘܢܐ (drykwnʾ), Classical Hebrew אֲדַרְכּוֹן (adarkon).
- Considered by classical authors to be from Δαρεῖος (Dareios, “Darius”).