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How heavy is 491 miligrams?

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It's about one-fiftieth as heavy as a Battery (AA).
In other words, the weight of a Battery (AA) is 50 times 491 miligrams.
(Alkaline)
An "AA" size battery weighs 24,000 miligrams. AA batteries came into common use during World War II and were given their name by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Committee C18 because they were smaller than the "A" size batteries which were invented first.
It's about one-seventieth as heavy as a Light Bulb.
In other words, the weight of a Light Bulb is 71 times 491 miligrams.
(a.k.a. lamp) (for A19-size, 60w, incandescent bulb by Bulbrite; package weight)
It's about one-ninety-fifth as heavy as a Golf Ball.
In other words, 491 miligrams is 0.01069 times the weight of a Golf Ball, and the weight of a Golf Ball is 93.55 times that amount.
(per R&A USGA Rules of Golf; maximum rule weight)
It's about 100 times as heavy as a Grain of Sand.
In other words, 491 miligrams is 110 times the weight of a Grain of Sand, and the weight of a Grain of Sand is 0.0091 times that amount.
(medium grain)
It's about one-one-hundredth as heavy as a Tennis Ball.
In other words, 491 miligrams is 0.00851 times the weight of a Tennis Ball, and the weight of a Tennis Ball is 118 times that amount.
(ITF Standard; for Type 2 ball)
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as heavy as a Battery (C).
In other words, the weight of a Battery (C) is 130 times 491 miligrams.
(Alkaline)
It's about 150 times as heavy as a Sesame Seed.
In other words, 491 miligrams is 135 times the weight of a Sesame Seed, and the weight of a Sesame Seed is 0.00741 times that amount.
(Sesamum indicum)