Beka. 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.
beka to tonne
beka to kilogram (kg)
beka 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.
beka to short ton (US)
beka to pound (lb)
beka 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.
beka to talent (τάλαντον)
beka to mina (μνᾶ)
beka to dekadrachm (δεκάδραχμον, 10 drachmae)
beka to tetradrachm (τετράδραχμον, 4 drachmae)
beka to didrachm (δίδραχμον, 2 drachmae)
beka to stater (στατήρ, weight)
beka to drachma (δραχμή, dram)
beka to tetrobol (τετρώβολον, 4 obols)
beka to triobol (τριώβολον, 3 obols)
beka to diobol (διώβολον, 2 obols)
beka to obol (ὀβολός)
beka to tritartemorion (τριτημόριον, 3 tetartemoria)
beka to hemiobol (ἡμιωβόλιον, ½ obol)
beka to trihemitetartemorion (τριημιτεταρτημόριον, 1½ tetartemorion)
beka to tetartemorion (ταρτημόριον, ¼ obol)
beka 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.
beka to talent (τάλαντον)
beka to mina (μνᾶ)
beka to dekadrachm (δεκάδραχμον, 10 drachmae)
beka to tetradrachm (τετράδραχμον, 4 drachmae)
beka to didrachm (δίδραχμον, 2 drachmae)
beka to stater (στατήρ, weight)
beka to drachma (δραχμή, dram)
beka to tetrobol (τετρώβολον, 4 obols)
beka to triobol (τριώβολον, 3 obols)
beka to diobol (διώβολον, 2 obols)
beka to obol (ὀβολός)
beka to tritartemorion (τριτημόριον, 3 tetartemoria)
beka to hemiobol (ἡμιωβόλιον, ½ obol)
beka to trihemitetartemorion (τριημιτεταρτημόριον, 1½ tetartemorion)
beka to tetartemorion (ταρτημόριον, ¼ obol)
beka 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.
beka to libra (Roman pound, balance)
beka to deunx (11⁄12 libra, less a twelfth)
beka to dextans (10⁄12 libra, less a sixth)
beka to dodrans (9⁄12 libra, less a fourth)
beka to bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as)
beka to septunx (7⁄12 libra, seven-twelfths)
beka to semis (6⁄12 libra, a half)
beka to quincunx (5⁄12 libra, five-twelfths)
beka to triens (4⁄12 libra, a third)
beka to quadrans (1⁄4 libra, a fourth)
beka to teruncius (3⁄12 libra, triple twelfth)
beka to sextans (2⁄12 libra, a sixth)
beka to sescuncia (1⁄8 libra, 1½ twelfths)
beka to uncia (Roman ounce, a twelfth)
beka to semuncia (½ uncia, half-twelfth)
beka to duella (⅓ uncia, little double [sixths])
beka to sicilicus (¼ uncia, little sickle)
beka to sextula (1⁄6 uncia, little sixth)
beka to drachma (1⁄8 uncia, from Greek unit δραχμή)
beka to semisextula (1⁄12 uncia, half-little sixth)
beka to scrupulum (1⁄24 uncia, small pebble)
beka to obolus (1⁄48 uncia, from Greek unit ὀβολός 'metal spit')
beka 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.
beka to talent
beka to mina
beka to shekel
beka to pim
beka to gerah
Units: talent  / mina  / shekel  / pim  /  / 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.
beka to mithqal
beka to nakhud
Units: mithqal  / nakhud
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Old Spanish

beka to tonelada
beka to fanega de trigo (bushel of wheat)
beka to fanega de centeno (bushel of rye)
beka to fanega de cebada (bushel of barley)
beka to quintal
beka to arroba
beka to libra
beka to marco
beka to cuarterón
beka to onza
beka to ochava
beka to adarme
beka 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.
beka to tonelada
beka to quintal
beka to arroba
beka to arrátel (libra)
beka to quarta
beka to onça
beka to oitava
beka to escrópulo
beka to grão
Units: tonelada  / quintal  / arroba  / arrátel (libra)  / quarta  / onça  / oitava  / escrópulo  / grão
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Old Russian

beka to berkovets
beka to pood
beka to pound
beka to lot
beka to zolotnik
beka 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
beka to quintal
beka to livre
Units: quintal  / livre
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Old German (Prussian)

These units were used before adoption of metric system in 1872.
beka to schiffspfund
beka to doppelzentner
beka to zentner
beka to stain
beka to pfund
beka to mark
beka to unze
beka to loth
beka to quentchen
beka to quint
beka to pfennig
beka 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.
beka to karch
beka to saum
beka to zentner
beka to stain
beka to pfund
beka to mark
beka to vierding
beka to unze
beka to loth
beka to quentchen
beka to denzt
Units: karch  / saum  / zentner  / stain  / pfund  / 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.
beka to skeppspund
beka to lispund
beka to bismerpund
beka to skålpund
beka to mark
beka to ort
Units: skeppspund  / lispund  / bismerpund  / skålpund  / mark  / ort

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