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This letter is the outline of a rude archway or door. It is called in Hebrew daleth (a door). In Egyptian hieroglyphics it is a man's hand.

d

Indicating a penny or pence, is the initial letter of the Latin denarius a silver coin equal to 8 ¾d. during the commonwealth of Rome, but in the Middle Ages about equivalent to our penny. The word was used by the Romans for money in general.

D

stands for 500, which is half ¥, a form of m or M, which stands for mille.

D
stands for 5,000.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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