Word: dokimoj

Pronounce: dok'-ee-mos

Strongs Number: G1384

Orig: from 1380; properly, acceptable (current after assayal), i.e. approved:--approved, tried. G1380

Use: TDNT-2:255,183 Adjective

Heb Strong: H2212 H2889 H3366 H5674 H6338

    1) accepted, particularly of coins and money.
    2) accepted, pleasing, acceptable
    In the ancient world there was no banking system as we know it today, and no paper money. All 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)