Return to Compendium IndexReturn to Texas Antique Mall
Definitions & Conversion Charts
By David Moncrief
There are 3 methods for measuring weight:
1. Avoirdupois is the system used for business/commerce and the most common. We've all seen the 5 lb. bag of potatoes.
2. Apothecaries is the system used by pharmacists (medicines).
3. Troy is the traditional system used for measuring precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum and the one we will be looking into on this page.
For more information on gold and how to figure the gold content of your gold jewelry (14K, 18K) visit 'Gold'.
Use of this page constitutes acceptance and understanding of Texas Antique Mall Terms & Conditions.
Return to Compendium Index Return to Texas Antique Mall Home