Wallachia - Economic History |

Historic Encyclopedias on Wallachia's Economy : Brockhaus 1809-1811, Brockhaus 1837-1841, Pierer 1857-1865, Anskjaer 1858-1863

Walachia's Economic History by Sector : Agriculture, Mining Industry, Viticulture

Measures and weights : in Wallachia, as in Moldavia, the currency is the Lee or Turkish Piasters of 40 Paras, only to a slightly higher value as according to prices 152 1/2 Lee or Turkish Piasters correspond to the Cologne Mark of fine silver; 1 Lee = 2 Silver Groschen 9,049 Pfennig Prussian, at government even 136 1/2 Lee on the fine mark silver, 1 Lee thus 3 Silver Groschen 0.923 Pfennig Prussian. The coins in circulation are mainly Austrian Ducats, Speciethalers, pieces of twenty, and Russian Silver Roubles.Measurements : lenth : the cloth (wool) and silk ell, Halibiu, equals 310.87 Parisian lines or 9/10 Viennese ells, 100 Halibiu equal 105.148 Prussian ells. The Linen ell, Endese, equals 293.60 Parisian lines or 17/20 Viennese ells, 100 Endese equal 99.036 Prussian ells. 17 Halibiu equal 18 Endese.The Klafter (fathom) equals 1.96 meters, 3 Klafter make one Pratschtschina, 4000 Klafter one mile (equalling 1.07 Prussian Miles). Grain measurement : the Kile is divided in 2 Mirze of 8 Dimerli of 16 Okka. The Dimerli, the most commonly used measurement, corresponds to 24.6 litres, 100 Dimerli equal 44.7582 Prussian Scheffel. Measurement of liguids : The Wallachian bucket, Viadra, contains 10 Okka or 14.15 litres; 1 Okka = 1 Viennese Mass, I Viadra = 12.3573 Prussian Quart. Weights : the Centner, Kantar, has 44 Okka of 4 litres each, of 100 Dramm each, the Okka = 1262.898 gram of 21/4 pound Viennese. The Kantar = 55,5675 kg, 100 Okka = 270.017 Prussian pound.

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