In German-speaking areas of Europe, 14 – 19th centuries, a unit of mass which varied with locality and commodity. Literally translated, “stone,” but note that no Stein is the same size as any of the English stones.
|wool, hemp, feathers||10 Markpfund, about 4.86 kilograms.|
|flax||21 Markpfund, about 10.206 kilograms. After 1693, = 20 Pfund, about 9.720 kilograms.|
|butter||8 Achtel, about 26.656 kilograms.|
|lead||49 Pfund, about 26.719 kilograms.|
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