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Measurements are remarkably unified across the nations and peoples of the world. For quick reference, they can be summarized below:[1]

LengthEdit

  • 10 inches = 3 hands = 1 foot
  • 3 feet = 1 pace
  • 2 paces = 1 span
  • 1000 spans = 1 mile
  • 4 miles = 1 league

AreaEdit

While area measurements can be expressed by squaring a unit of length, some have special names:

  • 1 ribbon = 20 paces x 10 paces (200 square paces)
  • 1 cord = 20 paces x 50 paces (1000 square paces)
  • 1 hide = 100 paces x 100 paces (10,000 square paces)
  • 1 rope = 100 paces x 1000 paces (100,000 square paces)
  • 1 march = 1000 paces x 1000 paces (1/4 square mile)
  • 1 square mile = 400 hides
  • 1 pace of cloth = 1 normal pace and 1 hand x 1 normal pace and 1 hand

WeightEdit

  • 10 ounces = 1 pound
  • 10 pounds = 1 stone
  • 10 stone = 1 hundredweight
  • 10 hundredweight = 1 ton

CoinageEdit

Actual monetary value is frequently determined by weight in precious metals, since the content of coins from different nations does vary. The following scale is used in Tar Valon and Andor, who are believed to have the heaviest coins in the Westlands:

  • 10 copper pennies = 1 silver penny
  • 10 silver pennies = 1 silver mark
  • 10 silver marks = 1 silver crown
  • 10 silver crowns = 1 gold mark
  • 10 gold marks = 1 gold crown

Altara, by contrast, have larger coins containing less gold or silver. Their relative values are as follows:

  • 10 copper pennies = 1 silver penny
  • 21 silver pennies = 1 silver mark
  • 20 silver marks = 1 silver crown
  • 20 silver crowns = 1 gold mark
  • 20 gold marks = 1 gold crown

In other countries, the conversion rate will be different.

Time[2]Edit

  • 1 day = 24 hours
  • 1 week = 10 days
  • 1 month = 28 days
  • 1 year = 13 months
  • more to come...

There are names for the months, but they are almost never used; most people refer to a date as by how long before or after a particular Feastdays it falls.

NotesEdit

  1. Please note that much of this information comes from TWORJTWOT, Chapter 15: The World After the Breaking, sidebar, except the section on time, which has its own citation.
  2. TWORJTWOT, Chapter 31

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