# Unciae Sentence Examples

- AS, the Roman unit of weight and measure, divided into 12
**unciae**(whence both "ounce" and "inch"); its fractions being deunx i 2, dextans, dodrans 4 i bes 3, septunx T7-2-, semis z, quincunx A, triens 3 i quadrans 4, sextans s, sescuncia $, uncia r i g. - Hence we see that it probably passed from the East through Greece to Etruria, and thence became the standard foot of Rome; there, though divided by the Italian duodecimal system into 12
**unciae**, it always maintained its original 16 digits, which are found marked on some of the foot-measures. - It is usually the case that a unit lasts later in trade than in coinage; and the prominence of this standard in Italy may show how it is that this mina (18
**unciae**= 7400) was known as the "Italic" in the days of Galen and Dioscorides (2). - The same passed into Italy and Corfu (44), averaging 6000 -- divided in Italy into
**unciae**(1/12), and scripulae (1/288) and called litra (in Corfu?). - A duck-weight of Camirus, probably early, gives 8480; the same passed on to Greece and Italy (17), averaging 8610; but in Italy it was divided, like all other units, into
**unciae**and scripulae (44). - By the Romans it was used on the Danube (18), two weights of the first legion there showing 8610; and this is the mina of 20
**unciae**(8400) named by Roman writers. - In Spain it was 236 to 216 in different series (17), and it is a question whether the Massiliote drachmae of 58-55 are not Phoenician rather than Phocaic. In Italy this mina became naturalized, and formed the "Italic mina" of Hero, Priscian, &c.; also its double, the mina of 26
**unciae**or 10,800, = 50 shekels of 216; the average of 42 weights gives 5390 (=215.6), and it was divided both into 100 drachmae, and also in the Italic mode of 12**unciae**and 288 scripulae (44). - It is believed that this mina divided by 12
**unciae**by the Romans is the origin of the Arabic ratl of 12 ukiyas, or 5500 grains (33), which is said to have been sent by Harun al-Rashid to Charlemagne, and so to have originated the French monetary pound of 5666 grains. - Then the "Alexandrian mina" of Dioscorides and Galen (2) is 20
**unciae**= 8250; in the "Analecta" (2) it is 150 or 158 drachmae = 8100. - It also passed into Italy, but in a smaller multiple of 35 drachmae, or 1/4th of the Greek mina; 12 Italian weights (44) bearing value marks (which cannot therefore be differently attributed) show a libra of 2400 or 1/4th of 9600, which was divided in
**unciae**and sextulae, and the full-sized mina is known as the 24 uncia mina, or talent of 120 librae of Vitruvius and Isidore (18) = 9900. - This unit passed also into Italy, the libra of Picenum and the double of the Etrurian and Sicilian libra (17); it was there divided in
**unciae**and scripulae (44), the mean of 6 from Italy and Sicily being 6600; one weight (bought in Smyrna) has the name "Leitra" on it. - Mina of 16
**unciae**; the Roman mina in Egypt, of 15**unciae**, probably the same diminished; and the Italic mina of 16**unciae**. - The Romans commonly used fractions with denominator 12; these were described as
**unciae**(ounces), being twelfths of the as (pound).