Boyd’s Bible Dictionary:

(weight). A weight; the maneh (1 Kings 10:17; Ezra 2:69; Neh. 7:71). One sixtieth of a Grecian talent (Luke 19:13-27).

Concise Bible Dictionary:


“785. The "Pound"” From Manners and Customs of the Bible:

Luke 19:13. He called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds.
The mina, or “pound,” was not a coin, but a sum of silver reckoned by weight, and was worth £3 15s. 6d. sterling, or about $19.

“812. The Pound” From Manners and Customs of the Bible:

John 12:3. Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly.
The λίτρα, “pound,” varied in weight in different countries. The Roman Libra, which is supposed to be the weight mentioned in the text, was equal to nearly twelve ounces avoirdupois.