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.

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Oligocene-Pliocene Vihowa group represents Chitarwata (grey ferruginous sandstone, conglomerate and mud), Vihowa (red ferruginous shale/mud, sandstone and conglomerate), Litra (greenish grey sandstone with subordinate conglomerate and mud), and Chaudhwan (mud, conglomerate and sandstone) formations, and Pleistocene-Holocene Sakhi Sarwar group represents Dada (well developed conglomerate with subordinate mud and sandstone) and Sakhi Sarwar Formation (poorly developed conglomerate with subordinate mud and sandstone, while in center of valleys the mud is dominant) concealed at places especially in the Chaudhwan valleys and plain areas by the Subrecent and Recent fluvial and eolian deposits.
The Oligocene-Pliocene Vihowa group like Chitarwata Vihowa Litra and Chaudhwan formations Pleistocene-Holocene Sakhi Sarwar group like Dada and Sakhi Sarwar formations are deposited by fluviatile environments and Sub recent and Recent deposits show the alluvium with minor colluviums and eolian.