pakka-ser

In India, ? – 19th century, a unit of mass. Also pukka-

Pakká-ser, H. &c. ( ) A full or Pakká-ser; a measure of weight varying in different parts of India, and for different articles, but always the full or standard measure, in distinction to a smaller or less authentic, or Kachchá-ser : the standard, or Pakká-ser of Bengal is fixed at 80 tolas, each of 180 grains troy, and is equivalent to 2.057 lb. avoirdupois, about 2 lb. 15 drachms. In the Madras presidency the Pakká-ser of Arcot = 1 lb. 13 ounces, of Masulipatam = 2 lb., and this is used in dealing with persons from Hyderabad, Calcutta, &c. : the ordinary or Kachchá-ser of Madras was 11.4 ounces, and of Bombay 11.3¹⁄₅ [sic] ounces.

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 390.

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