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dram (dr),

(dram),
A unit of weight: 1/8 oz.; 60 gr, apothecaries' weight; 1/16 oz., avoirdupois weight.
Synonym(s): drachm
[see drachm]

drachm

See dram.

dram

(dr) (dram)
A unit of weight: 1/8 oz.; 60 gr., apothecaries' weight; 1/16 oz., avoirdupois weight.
Synonym(s): drachm.

drachm (dram),

n See dram.

drachm

dram.

dram, drachm

a unit of weight in the avoirdupois (27.344 grains, 1/16 ounce) or apothecaries' (60 grains, 1/8 ounce) system; symbol .

fluid dram
a unit of liquid measure of the apothecaries' system, containing 60 minims, and equivalent to 3.697 ml. See also Table 4.3. Abbreviated fl. dr.
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The Sogdian contract from Turfan for the purchase of a slave girl in the year 629 specifies payment in "120 drachms of very pure Persian struck [coins].
Starting with a discussion on the smallest examples of art, the design of coins, Sadeq illustrated how the coinage, known as drachms, of the vast Persian Sassanid empire of the 3rd to 7th centuries AD, often depicted elaborately dressed rulers on one side of the coin with a Zoroastrian fire altar on the reverse.
At other times, the following units were used: lines, ounces, drachms, inches, etc.