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

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

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

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

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