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Questions regarding measurements and units of measure in Latin

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How many steps in mille passus?

One definition given by Wiktionary for passus is "step". Another is "pace", which I understand to be two steps: the distance from where a single foot touches the ground at the ...
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What is going on with the symbol in the weight here?

So this is an image from William Musgrave's account of the Southbroom Hoard discovered outside Devizes, Wiltshire, in England in 1714. They seem to be some local's cache hidden away around the reign ...
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