Denmark
premetric units of mass

 

skibslaest

laest

13

skippund

16¼

centner or quintal

3 1/5

40

52

vog

2 7/9

8 8/9

11 1/9

144 4/9

lispund

20

25

325

bismarpund

1 1/3

3

8 1/3

26 2/3

33 1/3

433 1/3

pund

12

16

36

100

320

400

5,200

before 1683

499.4

5.995

7.99

17.98

49.9

159.81

199.76

2596.9

after 1683

500.24

6.00

8.00

18.00

50.02

160.076

200.10

2601.25

by Order in Council
of 1839

500
g

6
kg

8
kg

18
kg

50
kg

160
kg

200
kg

2,600
kg

pund

mark

2

unse

8

16

lod

2

16

32

kvintin

4

8

64

128

ort

4

16

32

256

512

es

16

64

256

512

4,096

8,192*

before 1683

60.44

967

3.90

15.6

31.21

249.7

499.4

after 1683

61.06

976

3.91

15.63

31.27

250.1

500.24

by Order in Council
of 1839

61.0
mg

977
mg

3.91
g

15.63
g

31.25
g

250
g

500
g

The pund for gold and silver was smaller than the commercial pund; 17 pund for gold = 16 commercial pund.

*Some authorities say 9152.

Decimal divisions, after 1861

pund

unse

10

quint or kvint

10

100

ort

10

100

1000

500 mg

5 g

50 g

500 g

sources

Lately the decimal subdivision of the pound has been introduced, but the use of it is optional and it has not yet supplanted the old weight.

A Handbook for Travellers in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Third edition, revised.
Denmark, Page 2.
London: John Murray, 1871.

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