suvarna-māsha

In India, 4th century bce – ?, a unit of mass, the weight of 10 seeds of masha (presently called mung bean or green gram, Vigna radiata, former scientific name Phaseolus radiatus L.) or 5 seeds of gunja (Abrus precatorius). Perhaps about 425 milligrams.

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

See Book II, chapter 19.

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