In Russia, 10th – 20th? centuries, a unit of mass, about 4.266 grams (about 65.8306 grains). Also romanized as solotnik.
The name comes from “zoloto,” meaning gold. The unit originated as the weight of a gold coin of the same name, which circulated as late as the 10th century in Kievan Rus’.
Sorry. No information on contributors is available for this page.
Copyright © 2000 Sizes, Inc. All rights reserved.
Last revised: 26 September 2005.