ch’ien [Chinese]

In China, ? – 19th century, a silver weight, about 3.78 grams (about 58¹⁄₃ grains). Also called a mace and also known in Hong Kong as tsin. These romanizations are obsolete; in modern pinyin, qián

Following metric reforms, the unit has become, in modern pinyin, shìqián 市 錢 = 5 grams.

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