troy weight


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a system of weights used for precious metals and gemstones

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"We must stay in the Troy weight monetary union," said Agamemnon, "and get more money out of Paris."
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Here we use Troy grains (gr.) to describe weights, not that the various cities all used Troy weight (and indeed we believe Troy did not come into general use until about 1380), but because its use leads at once on to the English system which was in widespread use throughout the world until the last few decades.
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