miskal [Farsi]


In Persia and later Iran globe icon, 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.


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