In Armenia, Byzantine-Sassanid times, a unit of mass, in concept the weight of 3 barley grains, about 142 milligrams. Manandian arrived at this estimate through 4 barley grains = 1 keration = ¹⁄₂₄ dahekan; 1 dahekan = ¹⁄₇₂ Byzantine litra of (according to Decourdemanche, 1909) 326.4 grams.
H. A. Manandian.
Nina G. Garsoian, trans.
The Trade and Cities of Armenia in Relation to Ancient World Trade.
Armenian Library of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
Lisbon: Livraria Bertrand, 1965.
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