saga [Malay]

In Malaysia, 20th century, a unit of mass used for precious metals, = 4¹⁄₃ grains (approximately 0.281 grams).

United Nations, 1966.

sources

saga. Buwah saga: the Indian pea; the seeds of adenanthera pavonina. … This pea was also used as a measure of weight for gold, and so, indirectly, for a coin or measure of exchange, the equivalent of that weight.

Wilkinson, 1902, page 231.

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