Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
DRAM , from the Gr. drachma , is used in AV [Note: Authorized Version.] to render two words which RV [Note: Revised Version.] , with questionable accuracy, has rendered ‘darics’ (see more fully under Money, Â§ 4 ). The ‘ten pieces of silver’ of Luke 15:8 f., however, were real drachmas, as marg. of AV [Note: Authorized Version.] and RV [Note: Revised Version.] , for which see Money, Â§ 7 .