1384 ~δόκιμος~ dokimos \@dok’-ee-mos\@ from 1381; adj AV-approved 6, tried 1; 7
- 1) accepted, particularly of coins and money.
- 2) accepted, pleasing, acceptable
- In the ancient most real money "was made from metal, heated until liquid, poured into moulds and allowed to cool. When the coins were cooled, it was necessary to smooth off the uneven edges. The coins were comparatively soft and of course many people shaved them closely. In one century, more than eighty laws were passed in Athens, to stop the practice of shaving down the coins then in circulation. But some money changers were men of integrity, who would accept no counterfeit money. They were men of honour who put only genuine full weighted money into circulation. Such men were called "dokimos" or "approved"." (Donald Barnhouse)