Medieval Glossary


During the Middle Ages and according to the sexdecimal weight system, an English unit of weight equal to sixteen ounces. One pound is also equal to 437 grains. The pound formed the basis for most weight measurement.

Related term(s): Ounce; Grain; Stone; Pound (Coin)
Category: Weights and Measures
Added: 10.09.04
Source information: Nicholson, Edward. Men and Measures. London: Smith, Elder, and Company, 1912. 94.


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