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    Troy Weight

    Gold and silver are measured in Troy weight, a system that includes pennyweights, ounces and pounds. The ounces and pounds do not equal the Avordupois or customary U.S. system that other common goods are measured in. Gold is also commonly measured in metric grams. A pennyweight (abbreviated dwt.) is equal to 1.5552 grams. 24 grains = 1 pennyweight = 1.5552 grams 20 pennyweight = 1 troy ounce = 31.1035 grams 12 ounces = 1 pound troy = 373.24 grams.For complete information on weighing gold, silver and gemstones seeĀ Weights and Measures of Gold, Silver and Gemstones.

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    ArtLex Art Dictionary

    Tate Glossary

    BBC Art Dictionary

    ArtBLAH Art Dictionary

    Art Dictionary by Gallery Direct Art

    Design Dictionary Art and Painting Terms

    ArtParkS Sculpture Glossary

    PhotoNotes - Dictionary of Photography

    Guggenheim Museum

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