In Libya, 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass that varied by commodity.

United Nations, 1966.


The name medieval Italian merchants gave to the drachme or dirhem in Constantinople, 16th century, a unit of mass for pearls and perfumes, = 1/400 oke, about 3.207 grams.

Drame cento de Constantinopoli fano in Venesia al sotile lire 1 .... Muschio e zibeto e perle da onza se vendono a metachalli e se pexeno a drame e fassela rason a metechalli.

One hundred drachme of Constantinople make 1 Venetian libbre sottile....Musk and civet and pearls (da onza?) they sell by the mitkal and they weigh it in drachme and keep accounts in mitkals.

Bartolommeo di Pasi.
Tariffa de' pesi e mesure con gratia et privilegio.
Venice, 1503.

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