gandom [Farsi]

In Persia and later Iran opens map showing location of Iran, ? — 20ᵗʰ¹ centuries, a unit of mass, approximately 48.32 milligrams. Conceptually the mass of a grain of wheat. Also romanized as gändom. See also gon.

In Iran, the metrication law of 31 May 1926 fixed it at = 50 milligrams = ¹⁄₂₀th of a derham.

1. United Nations, 1966.

World map showing the location of Iran, east of the Persian Gulf, south of the Caspian (or Arabian) Sea, and west of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Where is Iran?

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