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. The word mithkal is sometimes also used to mean a very small amount, due to its use in the Quran in this way.
one Mithkal equal to:
- 4.6875 g = 72.3392 grains = 0.1507 troy ounces
- M. Th. Houtsma, ed. (1993). E.J. Brill's first encyclopaedia of Islam 1913–1936. BRILL. p. 1024. ISBN 90-04-09790-2.
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