in an ounce and 12 ounces in a pound. These are troy weights and I suspect, are somehow related to(or vice versa) the incomprehensible British monetary system prior to its decimalization.
More G’day; British Imperial before decimalization.
16 ounces = 1pound weight. (28grams = 1oz)
14 lbs = 1 stone.
56lbs = 1 hundredweight (cwt)
20 cwts = 1 ton.
4 farthings = one penny (1d)
2 farthings one halfpenny (ha’penny)
12 pennies = 1 shilling (12d = 1/-)
2 shillings = 1 florin (2/-)
2/6d = half a crown
5/- = one crown
10/- = one half-sovereign
20/- = one pound sterling
21/- = one guinea
In NZ we use dollars but most of us think they should have been
offically called KIWIS - they are, on the stock exchange. We
don’t have incomprehensible dimes, quarters and suchlike. We are
now pure. Cheers,
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