miskal [Farsi]


In Persia and later Iran opens map showing location of Iran, 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass, approximately 4.639 grams. This is a version of the mitkal.

A metric miskal is equal to 10 grams.

United Nations, 1966.


In India, ? – 19ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass,

Miskál, H[indi]. (A[rabic]. ) A measure of weight = 63½ Tr. grains.

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 343. 63½ troy grains is about 4.115 grams.

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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