In Alexandria, Damascus, Aleppo, 15ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass used for perfume. Taking the 16ᵗʰ century Florentine oncia as 28.3 grams, the ongia would also be about 28.3 grams.


Zibeto se vende [in Alexandria] ad uno pexo il quale se chiama ongia la quale sono pexi 10 li quali pexi 10 fano in Fiorenza onze 1.

Civet is sold [in Alexandria] by a weight that they call ongia that contains 10 pesi. Ten of these pesi make 1 oncia in Florence.

Bartolommeo di Pasi.
Tariffa de' pesi e mesure con gratia et privilegio.
Venice, 1503.
As quoted in Edler, page 195.

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