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

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

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

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

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