What was used as a unit of mass in the classical times?

carob seed
a drop of lead
handful of sand
swallow's egg
Carat, a unit of mass equal to 200 mg, is derived from a carob seed (Greek kerátion). People commonly believed that the seeds have unusually low variability in mass. Modern research denied this claim.
globalquiz.org
0
Correct this question
5
Very interesting!
reach: rather globalancient historyculturegemstonesmassunits

Answers by country

carob seed
a drop of lead
handful of sand
swallow's egg
answers
flagRussia
44%
11%
33%
11%
18
flagthe United Kingdom
41%
13%
36%
6%
46
flagUkraine
41%
10%
24%
24%
29
flagthe United States
39%
16%
34%
9%
93
flagAustralia
36%
0%
36%
27%
11
flagCanada
35%
28%
28%
7%
14
flagUnknown
28%
28%
35%
7%
14
flagIndia
27%
18%
45%
9%
22
flagPoland
26%
13%
41%
17%
5916