lichas [Greek, λιχάς]

In classical times, a unit of length, in concept the distance between the tip of the thumb and the tip of an outstretched first finger, = 10 dactyloi. link to a chart showing relationships between ancient Greek units of length.

Size of the lichas
Attic 18.5 cm
Olympic 20.0 cm
Pergamene 20.6 cm
Aeginetan 20.8 cm

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