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

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

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

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

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