[Hebrew: רוטל ; Arabic رِطْل ]

A type of raṭl.


[Farsi] In Iran opens map showing location of Iran, 20ᵗʰ century, approximately 463.9 grams (approximately 1.023 pounds avoirdupois). Doursther listed it (spelled ratel or ratele) in 19ᵗʰ century Persia as = 50 dirhems = 100 miscals, about 464.88 g.


photo of rottel weight

A ¹⁄₆ rottel scale weight in use in present-day Israel prior to 1948.

© Eitan Ferman. Courtesy Mr. Ferman.

The rottel, with this spelling as opposed to raṭl, was apparently in use in Palestine in the early 20ᵗʰ century. We are still trying to sort this out. See rottolo.


In Tunisia, the rottel attari, a unit of mass, about 54 grams.

Technical Conversion Factors…, 1972, page 326.


In Damascus, late 19ᵗʰ century, the rotoli, a unit of mass, about 2.56 grams opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system.

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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