In India, at least as early as the 4th century bce – ?, a unit of mass = the weight of 88 white mustard seeds (Sinapsis alba).

R. Shamasasatry, trans.
Kautila's Arthaśāstra. 8th ed.
Mysore: Mysore Printing and Publishing House, 1967.

See Book II, chapter 19.


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