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Peter Lindert and Matthew Pearson, January 2006. Some conversions to metric , from Richard Klimpert. 1896 . Lexicon der Münzen, Masse, Gewichte, Zählarten un Zeitgrössen aller Länder der Erde (Berlin: C. Regenhardt, reprinted in Graz: Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, 1972). Arroba : Multiple definitions. (1) An Old Spanish trading weight at 25 Libra = 1/4 quintal = 10 kg. Common in Spain, Spanish West Indes, Mexico, Central and South Amecica. The Arroba from Alicante = 24 Libras Greusas = 12.792 kg; an Arroba granesa = 20 Libras gruesas. = 10.660 kg. In Brazil and Portugal the Arroba = 32 Arratals = 14.688 kg. Mexico = 11.501 kg; the Plata States (Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay) = 11.484 kg; Manila uses Spanish weights, 2% heavier than English; Morocco: the Barley-Arroba = 7.189 kg, miscellaneous grains = 11.502 kg. (2) Spanish liquid measure for wine. 2c.(?) 1 Arroba Minor (as much as Catntara, see there) has 8 Azumbres, 32 Quartillos, and should contain 34 Castilian pounds of liquid or 26.168, however, in the particular provinces there are great differences; in Cadiz = 15.8 l; Chile = 32.266 l, in wholesale trade = 34.067 l or 9 Old English gallons. Aragon: Brandy Arroba = 13 1/3 l. Granada: at 38 Quartillos= 16.42 l. Canary Islands: different in different places, between 4.975 l – 12.3 l. Madrid: Arroba Minor = 16.3 l, the Wine Arroba = 16.14 l. Malaga = 16.66 l. Mexico = 16.133 l. Seville = 15 2/3 l. The Arroba minor had 4 Quartilos, 100 Quarterones or Panillas and should contain 26 9/16 Castilian pounds of liquid or 12.627 l, but likewise very differently. The Oil Arroba is usually the weight of 25 Libra = 12.563 l, 140 Oil Arrobas = 109 Wine Arrobas. 1 Arroba in Alicante = 24 Libras = 14.40 l Oil, in Aragon = 13.93 l (or 12.6 kg by weight); in Bilbao = at 25 Libras at Quarterones= 13.48 l; in Cadiz = 15.2 l, in Coruña = 25 Quartillos = 12.43 l; in Madrid = 12.298 l.; in Valencia = 11.93 l (or 30 local pounds). Biga : Money of account among the Arabs of Zanzibar, = 1/128 North American dollars = 3.3 (archaic currency). Bigha : (Biggah) the field-measure in Bombay, at 20 Pands = 32.557 acres; in Bengal at 20 Cottahs or Katthas at 16 Tschittacks (Chittacks or Chatanks) at 20 Candehs = 6400 square Haths= 13.3778 acres.
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