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CONSISTENCY LIST FOR

HISTORY OF RUSSIA FROM EARLIEST TIMES

By Sergei M. Soloviev

WEIGHTS, MEASURES, NUMBERS

Consistency Lists

CHURCHES

GEOGRAPHICAL

INSTITUTIONS AND CHANCELLERIES

PERSONAL NAMES (A-H)

PERSONAL NAMES (I-P)

PERSONAL NAMES (R-Z)

RANKS

TABLE OF RANKS

TERMS

WEIGHTS, NUMBERS, & MEASURES

 

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Item, Volume, Time Period

altyn - coin equal to 6 Muscovite dengas or 3 copecks 08 15c

arshin - 16 vershoks, 28 in.(diuims), 72.12 cm 45

artug - a Norwegian copper coin 45

artuga = 3 Lübeck pfennigs 06 1389-1425

asper - small silver coin (Turkish or Egyptian) 18 16-17c

aspira - asper 18 16-17c

Augustal taler - avgustal 06 1389-1425

avgustal - Augustal thaler 06 1389-1425

bad'ia - pail 06 1389-1425

batman - old oriental measure of weight 24 18c

berkovets = 361 pounds or 10 puds 08 15c

bezmen - ca. 1 kg., 2.2 lb. 12 16c

bochka (barrel) - 40 vedros, 121 gallons, 492 liters 08 15c

charka - unit of liquid measure 24 18c

chervonets or chervonnyi (foreign denomination) - a ducat, about 3 rubles 45

chetertak - silver coin equals 25 copecks or 1/4 ruble 45 18c

chetka - one quarter of a barrel 06 1389-1425

chetverik - 16c. grain measure,1/8 chetvert, 15.8 lbs 24 18c

chetvert (quarter) - 1/2 desiatina,1.35 acres (sometimes 1.5 acres) desiatinas or ca. 4.1 hectares 45

chetvert - grain measure: 1/4 rad, 3.5 puds, 126.39 lbs., ca. 8 bushels 24 18c

chetvert = 1/4 of a bochka,1/4 rad, or 1/2 desiatina, 1.3--1.5 acres (depending on whether a liquid measure, weight or linear measure 08 15c

chetvert = 1/4 of a kad 08 15c

chetvert' zolotoi - gold quarter-ruble 13 1584-98

copeck - kopek(s). use copeck(s) 09 16c

daler - Swedish equivalent of thaler 38 1745-48

deng'a - silver coin (half a copeck) 45 18c

desiatina = 2.7 acres, 2400 sq. sazhens, 1.0925 hectares, 10 chetverts, 13-15 acres 08 15c

desiatka - unit of ten 21 17c

desiatinnaia pashnia - tenth in a plowfield

desiatok - unit of ten (military or administrative) 45 18c

diuim - 1 inch, 2.54 cm 45

dolnitsa - a measure of land in a valley 07 15c

efimok (foreign denomination) about 1 ruble. Joachimstaler overstamped with Russian emblem 45

forties - sorok (monetary unit) 06 1389-1425

funt - 96 zolotniks, .903 lb. 14.4 ozs., 408.24 grams 45

fut - 12 diuims, 1 foot, 30.48 cm 45

grivenka(s) = 205 grams 07 15c

grivna = 20 Muscovite dengas or 10 grivnas to the ruble, 10 copecks 08 15c

grivny - silver coins 45 18c

grosha - Lithuanian coin; sixty groshas = a kopa grosh 08 15c

grosha - a silver coin of small denomination, 10 peniaz 45 18c

gulden 48 18c

Joachimsthaler. See thaler 11 16c

kad - 4 chetverts, 14 puds, 505.56 lb. 12 16c

kamen' (stone) - 32 funt 12 16c

kopa grosh = 60 groshas, one Muscovite poltina 08 15c

kopek (use copeck) same as Novgorod denga, standard currency for Muscovy since the mid-sixteenth century 14 16-17c

korchaga - unit of volume 02 11--12c

korob (basket) - 7 puds, 252 lbs. Novgorod 45

kostok - fraction of a denga 06 1389-1425

kruzhka 24 18c

kufa (cask) - liquid measure of 30 Russian quarts 45

kuna - monetary unit (marten skin); money in general 06 1389-1425

liter - four fifths of a pound (for weighing cloth) 13 1584-98

lobki - monetary unit - front part of animal, cut off from the skin 06 1389-1425

marten skin - kuna (monetary unit) 06 1389-1425

mera - measure (of grain) 18 16-17c

morg - small measure of land (West Russia) 45 18c

mortka - head or face of animal used as money: later a monetary unit equal to 20 squirrel skins (vekshi) 06 1389-1425

moskovka. See Muscovite denga 12 16c

Muscovite denga = 200 to a ruble 08 15c

neskolko sazhen' - several yards 35 18c

nogata - monetary unit (squirrel skins punctured with silver nails) 06 1389-1425

Novgorod denga = 100 to a ruble 08 15c

Novgorodka. See Novgorod denga 12 16c

obzha (areal) - ca. 10 chetverts, 13--15 acres 12 16c

osmina - 1/4 desiatina, 600 sq. sazhen, 0.256 hectares 12 16c

osmina (eighth) 2 osminy to a chetvert (dry measure) 12 16c

osminka - 11 copecks 45

pail - bad'ia 06 1389-1425

pfennig - German coin (see artugi) 06 1389-1425

penez - see peniaz 13 1584-98

peniaz - coin, 10 to a grosh (Lithuania) 08 15c

piad' - linear measure, span of hand (9 in.) 06 1389-1425

pochka - a small weight, about one-fifth dram 45

polbezmen - ca. 500 grams, 1 lb. 12 16c

polgrosha - half a grosha 18 16-17c

Polish currency (zloty(s)) 14 16-17

Polish mile: 1--15 versts or 7--10 statute miles 14 16-17c

polovina zolotaia - gold coin equal to half-ruble 13 1584-98

poltina = 1/2 a ruble, 50 copecks 45

poltora = 1 and 1/2 rubles 08 15c

polosminy (sixteenth) 1/2 osmina 12 16c

polupoltina (-nik) - 25 copecks, 50 dengas 45

poshev - an old measure equal to 15 puds 07 15c

pud = 36.113 lbs.(US), 40 funts, 40 lbs. (Russian), 16.38 kg. 08 15c

rad - 14 puds, 505.58 lbs. 08 15c

rezana - monetary unit, one fiftieth of a grivna of kuna 06 1389-1425

rogozina - a measure for salt equal to 18 puds 07 15c

ruble - 100 copeck, 200 dengas 45

sazhen = 7 feet, 2.133 m, 3 arshins 08 15c

shirokii grosh (large silver coin) - 20 Moscow copecks 12 16c

sorok - forties (monetary unit) 06 1389-1425

stof - kruzhka (cup) - 1/10 vedro, ca. 1.3 quarts, 1.23 liters 45

thaler (Joachimsthaler)(foreign denomination) - about 1 ruble 45

vedro (pail) - 3.25 gallons,12.3 liters, 10 stofy 08 15c

vershok - 1.75 in, 4.445 cm, 1/16 arshin 45

verst = 1166 yards 2 feet, .663 miles, 500 sazhens, 1.0668 km 08 15c

voloka - measure of land in West Russia, consisting of 33 morgen, 19 desiatinas, 20 hectares, 49 acres 45 18c

zloty(s): Polish currency 14 16-17c

zobnitsa - grain measure 06 1389-1425

zolotnik - 1/96 lb. 4.26 grams 45


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