Pfund. Conversion Chart

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Metric

We only include several basic units here for you to convert historical units to contemporary ones. A more comprehensive list of metric units is available on the main weight conversion page.
pfund to tonne
pfund to kilogram (kg)
pfund to gram (g)
Units: tonne  / kilogram (kg)  / gram (g)
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Avoirdupois (U.S.)

We only include several basic units here for you to convert historical units to contemporary ones. A more comprehensive list of U.S. units is available on the main weight conversion page.
pfund to short ton (US)
pfund to pound (lb)
pfund to ounce (oz)
Units: short ton (US)  / pound (lb)  / ounce (oz)
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Ancient Greek (Attic/Eubolic standard)

Many ancient weights were associated with currency designating the corresponding amount of silver. The same was true for Greek units of weight. There were two dominant weight standard, one originated in Euboea (second largest Greek island after Crete), the other was from Aegina. Archeologists have found though the real weights used in different cities varied greatly.
pfund to talent (τάλαντον)
pfund to mina (μνᾶ)
pfund to dekadrachm (δεκάδραχμον, 10 drachmae)
pfund to tetradrachm (τετράδραχμον, 4 drachmae)
pfund to didrachm (δίδραχμον, 2 drachmae)
pfund to stater (στατήρ, weight)
pfund to drachma (δραχμή, dram)
pfund to tetrobol (τετρώβολον, 4 obols)
pfund to triobol (τριώβολον, 3 obols)
pfund to diobol (διώβολον, 2 obols)
pfund to obol (ὀβολός)
pfund to tritartemorion (τριτημόριον, 3 tetartemoria)
pfund to hemiobol (ἡμιωβόλιον, ½ obol)
pfund to trihemitetartemorion (τριημιτεταρτημόριον, 1½ tetartemorion)
pfund to tetartemorion (ταρτημόριον, ¼ obol)
pfund to hemitetartemorion (ἡμιτεταρτημόριον, ½ tetartemorion)
Units: talent (τάλαντον)  / mina (μνᾶ)  / dekadrachm (δεκάδραχμον, 10 drachmae)  / tetradrachm (τετράδραχμον, 4 drachmae)  / didrachm (δίδραχμον, 2 drachmae)  / stater (στατήρ, weight)  / drachma (δραχμή, dram)  / tetrobol (τετρώβολον, 4 obols)  / triobol (τριώβολον, 3 obols)  / diobol (διώβολον, 2 obols)  / obol (ὀβολός)  / tritartemorion (τριτημόριον, 3 tetartemoria)  / hemiobol (ἡμιωβόλιον, ½ obol)  / trihemitetartemorion (τριημιτεταρτημόριον, 1½ tetartemorion)  / tetartemorion (ταρτημόριον, ¼ obol)  / hemitetartemorion (ἡμιτεταρτημόριον, ½ tetartemorion)
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Ancient Greek (Aeginetic standard)

During ancient times Aegina was a rival of Athens, the great sea power of the era.
pfund to talent (τάλαντον)
pfund to mina (μνᾶ)
pfund to dekadrachm (δεκάδραχμον, 10 drachmae)
pfund to tetradrachm (τετράδραχμον, 4 drachmae)
pfund to didrachm (δίδραχμον, 2 drachmae)
pfund to stater (στατήρ, weight)
pfund to drachma (δραχμή, dram)
pfund to tetrobol (τετρώβολον, 4 obols)
pfund to triobol (τριώβολον, 3 obols)
pfund to diobol (διώβολον, 2 obols)
pfund to obol (ὀβολός)
pfund to tritartemorion (τριτημόριον, 3 tetartemoria)
pfund to hemiobol (ἡμιωβόλιον, ½ obol)
pfund to trihemitetartemorion (τριημιτεταρτημόριον, 1½ tetartemorion)
pfund to tetartemorion (ταρτημόριον, ¼ obol)
pfund to hemitetartemorion (ἡμιτεταρτημόριον, ½ tetartemorion)
Units: talent (τάλαντον)  / mina (μνᾶ)  / dekadrachm (δεκάδραχμον, 10 drachmae)  / tetradrachm (τετράδραχμον, 4 drachmae)  / didrachm (δίδραχμον, 2 drachmae)  / stater (στατήρ, weight)  / drachma (δραχμή, dram)  / tetrobol (τετρώβολον, 4 obols)  / triobol (τριώβολον, 3 obols)  / diobol (διώβολον, 2 obols)  / obol (ὀβολός)  / tritartemorion (τριτημόριον, 3 tetartemoria)  / hemiobol (ἡμιωβόλιον, ½ obol)  / trihemitetartemorion (τριημιτεταρτημόριον, 1½ tetartemorion)  / tetartemorion (ταρτημόριον, ¼ obol)  / hemitetartemorion (ἡμιτεταρτημόριον, ½ tetartemorion)
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Ancient Roman

The base Roman unit of weight was libra (Roman pound) that contained 12 uncias. Modern estimates of the libra ranges from 322 to 329 grams with 328.9 grams an accepted figure. The base unit for coins was as that used to be 12 uncias initially and then gradually reduced to only half an uncia. Another silver coin was called denarius equal to 10 asses (from Latin dēnī - containing ten), it was later recalibrated to contain 16 asses or four sestertii. A literal meaning of each unit is given in parentheses.
pfund to libra (Roman pound, balance)
pfund to deunx (11⁄12 libra, less a twelfth)
pfund to dextans (10⁄12 libra, less a sixth)
pfund to dodrans (9⁄12 libra, less a fourth)
pfund to bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as)
pfund to septunx (7⁄12 libra, seven-twelfths)
pfund to semis (6⁄12 libra, a half)
pfund to quincunx (5⁄12 libra, five-twelfths)
pfund to triens (4⁄12 libra, a third)
pfund to quadrans (1⁄4 libra, a fourth)
pfund to teruncius (3⁄12 libra, triple twelfth)
pfund to sextans (2⁄12 libra, a sixth)
pfund to sescuncia (1⁄8 libra, 1½ twelfths)
pfund to uncia (Roman ounce, a twelfth)
pfund to semuncia (½ uncia, half-twelfth)
pfund to duella (⅓ uncia, little double [sixths])
pfund to sicilicus (¼ uncia, little sickle)
pfund to sextula (1⁄6 uncia, little sixth)
pfund to drachma (1⁄8 uncia, from Greek unit δραχμή)
pfund to semisextula (1⁄12 uncia, half-little sixth)
pfund to scrupulum (1⁄24 uncia, small pebble)
pfund to obolus (1⁄48 uncia, from Greek unit ὀβολός 'metal spit')
pfund to siliqua (1⁄144 uncia, carat, carob seed)
Units: libra (Roman pound, balance)  / deunx (11⁄12 libra, less a twelfth)  / dextans (10⁄12 libra, less a sixth)  / dodrans (9⁄12 libra, less a fourth)  / bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as)  / septunx (7⁄12 libra, seven-twelfths)  / semis (6⁄12 libra, a half)  / quincunx (5⁄12 libra, five-twelfths)  / triens (4⁄12 libra, a third)  / quadrans (1⁄4 libra, a fourth)  / teruncius (3⁄12 libra, triple twelfth)  / sextans (2⁄12 libra, a sixth)  / sescuncia (1⁄8 libra, 1½ twelfths)  / uncia (Roman ounce, a twelfth)  / semuncia (½ uncia, half-twelfth)  / duella (⅓ uncia, little double [sixths])  / sicilicus (¼ uncia, little sickle)  / sextula (1⁄6 uncia, little sixth)  / drachma (1⁄8 uncia, from Greek unit δραχμή)  / semisextula (1⁄12 uncia, half-little sixth)  / scrupulum (1⁄24 uncia, small pebble)  / obolus (1⁄48 uncia, from Greek unit ὀβολός 'metal spit')  / siliqua (1⁄144 uncia, carat, carob seed)
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Biblical

Israelites initially followed Babylonian system of units, but the units were later altered. There were royal and common versions of units and each of these forms had heavy and light versions. Gradually the system reformed again under the Egyptian influence. For example a shekel (silver coin) could weigh anything between 8 and 16 grams in various places and periods of history. That's why it is impossible get an exact conversion from biblical units to contemporary ones.
pfund to talent
pfund to mina
pfund to shekel
pfund to pim
pfund to beka
pfund to gerah
Units: talent  / mina  / shekel  / pim  / beka  / gerah
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Baha'i Faith Units

The Bahá'í Faith is a religion teaching the essential worth of all religions, and the unity and equality of all people. It was establised in Persia in 1863.
pfund to mithqal
pfund to nakhud
Units: mithqal  / nakhud
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Old Spanish

pfund to tonelada
pfund to fanega de trigo (bushel of wheat)
pfund to fanega de centeno (bushel of rye)
pfund to fanega de cebada (bushel of barley)
pfund to quintal
pfund to arroba
pfund to libra
pfund to marco
pfund to cuarterón
pfund to onza
pfund to ochava
pfund to adarme
pfund to grano
Units: tonelada  / fanega de trigo (bushel of wheat)  / fanega de centeno (bushel of rye)  / fanega de cebada (bushel of barley)  / quintal  / arroba  / libra  / marco  / cuarterón  / onza  / ochava  / adarme  / grano
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Old Portuguese

These units were used in Portugal, Brazil and other countries of the Portuguese Empire until the adoption of the metric system in 19th century.
pfund to tonelada
pfund to quintal
pfund to arroba
pfund to arrátel (libra)
pfund to quarta
pfund to onça
pfund to oitava
pfund to escrópulo
pfund to grão
Units: tonelada  / quintal  / arroba  / arrátel (libra)  / quarta  / onça  / oitava  / escrópulo  / grão
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Old Russian

pfund to berkovets
pfund to pood
pfund to pound
pfund to lot
pfund to zolotnik
pfund to dolya
Units: berkovets  / pood  / pound  / lot  / zolotnik  / dolya
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Old French

There were many local variations; the following are Quebec and Paris definitions
pfund to quintal
pfund to livre
Units: quintal  / livre
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Old German (Prussian)

These units were used before adoption of metric system in 1872.
pfund to schiffspfund
pfund to doppelzentner
pfund to zentner
pfund to stain
pfund to pfund
pfund to mark
pfund to unze
pfund to loth
pfund to quentchen
pfund to quint
pfund to pfennig
pfund to gran
Units: schiffspfund  / doppelzentner  / zentner  / stain  / pfund  / mark  / unze  / loth  / quentchen  / quint  / pfennig  / gran
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Old Austrian

These units were used before adoption of metric system in 1871.
pfund to karch
pfund to saum
pfund to zentner
pfund to stain
pfund to mark
pfund to vierding
pfund to unze
pfund to loth
pfund to quentchen
pfund to denzt
Units: karch  / saum  / zentner  / stain  /  / mark  / vierding  / unze  / loth  / quentchen  / denzt
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Old Swedish

Common measurement system was introduced in Sweden by law in 1665. The oldest units like mark were used since Viking era. Sweden switched to metric system in 1889.
pfund to skeppspund
pfund to lispund
pfund to bismerpund
pfund to skålpund
pfund to mark
pfund to ort
Units: skeppspund  / lispund  / bismerpund  / skålpund  / mark  / ort

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