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

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

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

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

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