Weight of Gold

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Weight of Gold

Postby Zarnajs » Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:02 am

How to convert tolas to grams

Postby Guest » Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:39 pm

Rowlett's "UNits of Measure" page says this
a traditional unit of weight in India and South Asia. Like the seer and the maund, the tola varied considerably from one area to another. The official size in British India was 180 grains, which is about 0.4114 ounce (avoirdupois) or 11.664 grams. There are 80 tolas in a seer, 3200 in a maund.

If it is not legal for trade and regulated by a national standards body, I wouldn't trust it to have an "official" definition, however.

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