mace

1

[Chinese or In pinyin, qián.] In China, a unit of mass used for gold and silver, 58¹/₃ grains, about 3.78 grams, a tenth of a tael. Doursther (1840) says it was 3.7569 grams. Also romanized as mas, cien, tchen and tschen.

2

In North Borneo, a unit of mass, 93¹/₃ pound av.

3

In Amboina, an island in the Moluccas, 19ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass, about 1.8456 grams.

Doursther.

4

In parts of Sumatra, 19ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass, about 600 milligrams. opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system

Grund.

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