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

 bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to tonelada bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to fanega de trigo (bushel of wheat) bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to fanega de centeno (bushel of rye) bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to fanega de cebada (bushel of barley) bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to quintal bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to arroba bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to libra bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to marco bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to cuarterón bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to onza bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to ochava bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to adarme bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) 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.
 bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to tonelada bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to quintal bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to arroba bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to arrátel (libra) bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to quarta bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to onça bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to oitava bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to escrópulo bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to grão
Units: tonelada  / quintal  / arroba  / arrátel (libra)  / quarta  / onça  / oitava  / escrópulo  / grão
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## Old Russian

 bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to berkovets bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to pood bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to pound bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to lot bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to zolotnik bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) 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
 bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to quintal bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to livre
Units: quintal  / livre
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## Old German (Prussian)

These units were used before adoption of metric system in 1872.
 bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to schiffspfund bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to doppelzentner bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to zentner bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to stain bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to pfund bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to mark bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to unze bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to loth bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to quentchen bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to quint bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to pfennig bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) 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.
 bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to karch bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to saum bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to zentner bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to stain bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to pfund bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to mark bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to vierding bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to unze bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to loth bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to quentchen bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) 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.
 bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to skeppspund bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to lispund bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to bismerpund bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to skålpund bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to mark bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as) to ort
Units: skeppspund  / lispund  / bismerpund  / skålpund  / mark  / ort

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