In India, ? – 19ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass. See below. The mass of the old sicca rupee was 191.916 grains, or 12.436 grams. The masha varies by locale, but Prinsep suggests¹ an average of 15.5 grains, in which case 10 masha would be about 10.04 grams.

1. [James Prinsep].
Useful Tables Forming an Appendix to the Journal of the Asiatic Society. Part the First. Coins, Weights, and Measures of British India.
Calcutta: Printed at the Baptist Mission Press, 1834.

Page 17.

Bhari, Bhuree, H. ( ) A weight, that of the old Sicca rupee. In Cuttack, a weight of gold equal to ten mashas.

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 78.

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