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Weights & Measures1

(with estimated equivalents)

i) Weights: 6 obols = 1 drachma; 100 drachmas = 1 mina

EquivalentsAtticAeginetan
obol0.728 g.1.0 g.
drachma4.366 g.6.03 g.
mina436.6 g.602.6 g

ii) Distance: Attic stade: 185 meters.

iii) Liquid Measures:

12 cheramydes2⎫ ⎪ = 1 cotyle 6 cyathoi rk⎬ 4 oxybapha⎭ 12 cotylai = 1 chous (pl. choes)
  • 1See F. Hultsch, Griechische und Römische Metrologie (2nd ed.), Berlin, 1882.
  • 2I take χηραμύς to mean the same as κόγχη ἐλάττων. This latter unit is set equal to one half cyathos in Cleopatra, Περὶ σταθμῶν καὶ μέτρων 22 (Scriptores Metrologici, ed. F. Hultsch, Leipzig, 1866, 1. 256).
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EquivalentsAtticAeginetan
cheramys1822.8 ml.
cyathos45.6 ml.
oxybaphon68.4 ml.
cotyle0.2736 1.0.379 1.
chous3.283 1.4.55 1.

iv) Dry Measures: 4 cotylai = 1 choenix

EquivalentsAtticAeginetan
cotyle0.27361. 0.379 1.
choenix1.094 1.1.515 1.
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