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a city in Bolivia. Population, 9,000 (1950). Uncía is linked by rail and highway with the cities of Oruro and La Paz. Tin is extracted near the city.



(1) A measure of weight in ancient Rome, consisting of one-twelfth of a libra, the primary measure of weight at the time. The uncia was equal to 27.166 g. It was widely used in all countries before the introduction of the metric system.

(2) An ancient Roman coin, minted from an alloy of copper, tin, and lead. The uncia was equal to one-twelfth of an as and weighed 27.28 g. The name “uncia” was also applied to the Spanish gold doubloon and the Chinese tael. In Sicily, the uncia served as a monetary unit until 1865.

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r-v] idibus Junias 1 576 (13 June 1576); and for the uncia of water, see ASC, C.
Griptus's reward of a quarter of an uncia is recorded in ASR, Presidenza Aquedotti Urbani, no.
62) For Montepulciano's award of an uncia of water, see Deswarte-Rosa, 146; ASV, Arm LI I.
Pyrargyrite probably does not occur in the Llallagua stock, but it was an ore mineral with galena in a peripheral vein in graywackes at Uncia, 3 km south of the intrusion.
Implicit in Berger's equation of breve with uncia is the notion that breves are fixed in duration, just like the value of the uncia, during the origination and earliest evolution of the Ars Nova and Trecento mensural systems (c.
2009: Signs at the top: habitat features influencing snow leopard Uncia uncia activity in Sagarmatha National Park.
2004: Economic impacts of livestock depredation by snow leopards Uncia uncia in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, Nepal Himalaya.
1994: Snow leopard Panthera uncia predation of livestock: an assessment of local perceptions in the Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal.
Keywords: snow leopard, Uncia uncia, sign surveys, Tomur National Nature Reserve, Xinjiang