Gold is often measured in Tola. It may seem unusual but Tola (Sanskritतोलकःtolaka)  is a traditional South Asian unit of mass.  1 Tola is standardized as 11.3398038 grams but most jewelers in Nepal count as only 10 grams. That is correct. 1 Tola Gold is equivalent to 10 grams of gold in the streets of Nepal.

1 Tola Gold = 10 Grams. of Gold

Here is the definition of Tola from Wikipedia:

The tola (Hindi: तोला; Urdu: تولا‎; Bengali: তোলা; tolā. from Sanskrit: तोलकः; tolaka) Punjabi ਤੋਲਾ, also transliterated as tolah or tole, is a traditional Ancient Indian and South Asian unit of mass, now standardised as 180 troy grains (11.3398038 grams) or exactly 3/8 troy ounce. It was the base unit of mass in the British Indian system of weights and measures introduced in 1833, although it had been in use for much longer.[1] It was also used in Aden and Zanzibar: in the latter, one tola was equivalent to 175.90 troy grains (0.97722222 British tolas, or 11.33980925 grams).[2]

The tola is a Vedic measure, with the name derived from the Sanskrit tol (तोलः root तुल्) meaning “weighing” or “weight”.[3] One tola was traditionally the weight of 100 ratti (ruttee) seeds,[4] and its exact weight varied according to locality. However, it is also a convenient mass for a coin: several pre-colonial coins, including the currency of Akbar the Great (1556–1605), had a mass of “one tola” within slight variation.[1][5] The very first rupee (Urdu: رپيا‎; rupayā), minted by Sher Shah Suri (1540–45), had a mass of 178 troy grains, or about 1% less than the British tola.[6]The British East India Company issued a silver rupee coin of 180 troy grains, and this became the practical standard mass for the tola well into the 20th century.[7]

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