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The mithkal or sextula (in Persian and Arabic: مثقال) is an Arabic unit of weight used in Middle East, mostly for weighing gold and Saffron. It is equivalent to a little over 4.6 grams.[1] The word mithkal is sometimes also used to mean a very small amount, due to its use in the Quran in this way.[citation needed]


one Mithkal equal to:

4.6875 g = 72.3392 grains = 0.1507 troy ounces

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