Persian Empire
units of mass

After the reform of Cyrus the Great (circa 515 bce), largely a revision of the Babylonian standard.

           

talent

         

mina

60

       

karša

6

360

     

shekel

10

60

3600

   

zwz

2

20

120

7200

 

dānaka

4

8

80

480

28,800

ḫalluru

5

20

40

400

2400

144,000

0.21 g

1.05 g

4.20 g

8.4 g

84 g

504 g

30.240 kg

Herodotus (III, 89): 1 talent = 70 Euboic minae.

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