The fact that the Aeginetan scale of coins, weights and measures was one of the two scales in general use in the Greek world is sufficient evidence of the early commercial importance of the island.
His treatise on numerical divisions, weights and measures (Distributio) is extant, with the exception of the concluding portion.
provides for the uniformity of weights and measures throughout the kingdom.
The metric system of weights and measures has been officially adopted, but the old Spanish system is still in general use.
He was continually being fined for allowing his pigs to stray in the street, selling bad meat, letting his house to doubtful characters for illegal purposes, and generally infringing the by-laws respecting weights and measures (extracts from the Ipswich records, printed in the Athenaeum, 1900, i.