Measuring rod for the half "Guz" of Ayerbaijan

Made:
Iran
Flat steel measuring rod for the half Guz' of Ayerbaijan (20.48 ins long) divided to show 1/16th parts ('Gireh'). Note;

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Flat steel measuring rod for the half Guz' of Ayerbaijan (20.48 ins long) divided to show 1/16th parts ('Gireh'). Note;
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Flat steel measuring rod for the half "Guz" of Ayerbaijan (20.48 ins long) divided to show 1/16th parts ("Gireh"). Note; 6000 Guz of 40.95" (official standard) = Persian Parasang (6000 of 36.5" (Govt. Std.) = Merid. = 3.88 miles nearly. miles (or 6086 yds)

Details

Category:
Weighing & Measuring
Object Number:
1936-349
type:
persian measuring rule and standard linear measures, foreign (pre-metric)
credit:
Victoria & Albert Museum