pice

Be careful to distinguish the common coin called a pice from the units.

1

In India, 18th – ? centuries, a unit of mass, varying with location.

Location Equivalents Magnitude
in grams
Source
Aurungabundar = ¼ anna = ¹⁄₆₄ seer 13.1705 1, 2
Bombay (Mumbai) = ¹⁄₃₀ seer 10.5827 1, 2, src 1
Calcutta* = ¹⁄₁₉₂ sicca-rupee 0.6063 1
Cambay (Malabar coast) = ¹⁄₃₀ seer 14.1103 1
Carwar (Malabar coast) = ¹⁄₂₅ seer 11.1339 1, 2
Jaulnah (Deccan) = ¹⁄₈₄ seer 10.8195 1
Kotah in Malwah = ¹⁄₄₈ pye = 48 massa 17.9195 1, 2
Sindry = ½ anna = ¹⁄₃₂ cutcha maund 13.2284 1, 2
= ½ anna = ¹⁄₆₄ pucca maund 13.2284 2
Surat old pice or paysa, = ¹⁄₃₀ seer 14.1733 1
new pice, = ¹⁄₄₂ seer 10.1238 1

1. Doursther 1840.

2. Kelly.

* See also definition 2.

sources

1

30 Pice, — — — — — — — — — — — are 1 Seer Bombay.
1 1/[denominator is illegible] Seer, — —— — 1 Pound English,
40 Seers or 28 lbs. — — —— — — — — — — 1 Maund,

The Bombay almanack
Bombay: printed by John Turner, at the Gazette Press, [1798].
Page 117.

 

 2

In Calcutta, a measure of capacity, = ¼ seer. Also called a pouah. For liquids, which were also sold by weight, 4 chattack = 1 pouah or pice.

Kelly. (page 89).

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