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

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

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

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

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