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

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

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

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

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