Stein [German]

In German-speaking areas of Europe, 14 – 19th centuries, a unit of mass which varied with locality and commodity. Literally translated, “stone,” but note that no Stein is the same size as any of the English stones.

wool, hemp, feathers 10 Markpfund, about 4.86 kilograms.
flax 21 Markpfund, about 10.206 kilograms. After 1693, = 20 Pfund, about 9.720 kilograms.
butter 8 Achtel, about 26.656 kilograms.
lead 49 Pfund, about 26.719 kilograms.

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