They are occasionally derived from common 2-4-gram silver or billon drachms
circulating throughout the Peshawar and Kabul valleys, or feature entirely novel portraiture or iconography with little or no resemblance to commonly circulating coins of the period.
It was used in English from the 14th century as a unit of weight equal to 20 grains, V3 drachm
, or V24 ounce of the apothecaries' weight.
is a unit of weight formerly used by apothecaries, equivalent to 60 grains or one eighth of an ounce
The group includes many rare items, but exceptional among them is a previously unknown YHD drachm
The book advises adolescents to "take of wine three drachms
. Flour of brimstone one drachm
750-51 and 757, takes the coupling of 'hypaspist' and 'one drachm
per day' in IG [ii.sup.2], 329 to mean that the ordinary Macedonian foot-soldier got 1 drachm
(6 obols), the 'ten stater' man received 8 obols, and the dimoirites earned 12 obols or 2 drachmas.
Olive oil, one pound; oil of organum, one drachm
[1/8th ounce]; oil rosemary, 1-1/2 drachms
After making three strychnine purchases from him, Edmunds surmized he would refuse to sell her any more, and so she wrote him a letter in which she posed as a partner in another Brighton chemist shop and requested Garrett to send over a "drachm
" of strychnine.
Smith seldom gives more specific measurements than an "ounce," a "drachm
," or a "pound." More typically, she employs simple, colloquial measurements like "a handfull," "the Weight of a silver Two-pence," and "the Weight of two Barly-corns."
Word Source Reason for discarding NART NZ Dictionary Not in NZ dictionary Assignate Cellist Low inter-rater reliability Prelate (Crawford et al., 1989) Aeon Puerperal Sidereal Aver Words that could be decoded Radix Synapse Capon Epistle Banal Eucharist Apophthegum Unlikely to be encountered in NZ Drachm
Epergne Gaoled Campanile Ambiguous pronunciation Beatify Cheyenne Ci Devant Bourgeois Marquess Table 3.