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  • The currency of Greece from ancient times until 2001, since replaced by the euro.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

||Drach"ma (?), n.; pl. E. Drachmas (#), L. Drachmæ (#). [L., fr. Gr. &?;. See Dram.] 1. 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.

2. A gold and silver coin of modern Greece worth 19.3 cents.

3. Among the ancient Greeks, a weight of about 66.5 grains; among the modern Greeks, a weight equal to a gram.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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