troy system


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troy system

A system of mass measurement based on the 20- ounce pound and the 20-pennyweight ounce.
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The troy system, which was first used in England in the 1400s, was officially adopted by Henry VII in 1497.
That comes to 248lb, or 3,968oz, or 79,360 troy system pennyweights.
Troy Systems Inc., 3701 Pender Dr., Fairfax, 22030: DoD for All Other Support Services (NAICS 561990) $111,000