In Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, and Syria, 20th century, a unit of mass, approximately 3.205 grams. In Libya this value applies only to common items and drugs; for silver and silk, the dirham is approximately 3.0672 grams.

United Nations, 1966.


In Sudan A map showing the location of Sudan., 20th century, a unit of mass, approximately 3.12 grams. Also romanized as dirhim.

United Nations, 1966.


In India, ? – 19th century, a unit of mass, about 3.01 grams.


Dirm, or Dirham, H. (A[rabic]. ) A silver coin, usually weighing from 45 to 50 grains, rather heavier than an English sixpence. As a weight, a dirham is considered to be equal to 3½ máshas, or 46½ grains. The dirm is also sometimes distinguished from the dirham, the latter being equal to ten of the former.

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 143.


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