Litra


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Litra

 

(1) The oldest weight and monetary unit of Sicily, equal to 219.7 g. Beginning in the sixth century B.C. silver litra were minted weighing 0.87 g.

(2) The basic unit of Byzantine coin weight (327.456 g)—the Byzantine pound. In ancient Rus’ the term “litra” was known from the early tenth century.