bichet [French]

In parts of France and Switzerland, a unit of dry capacity used for grain, most being, like the minot, = ¼ setier. But not always. For example, in Sainte-Colombe, 13th century, 10 bichets by the standard of Troyes = 2 petite setiers

Locality Equivalents and comments Capacity
in liters
Autreville, Lorraine = 6 Parisian boisseaux 78
Beáune, Côte-d'Or = 6 mesures or boisseaux = 18 Parisian boisseaux 234
Bellegarde, Creuse = 16 boisseaux of Paris 208
Bourbonne-le-Bains = ¹⁄₅ émine 54
Châlons-sur-Saône = 8 mesures = 14²⁄₅ boisseaux of Paris 188
Chaumont, Haut-Marne 72 poids de marc of wheat 47
Choiseul, Haut-Marne = ¹⁄₅ émine, about 82 poids de marc of wheat 54
Fribourg (Switzerland) = ⅛ sac = 2 quarterons = 12 immi 15.97
Geneva = ½ coupe 38.83
St. Hubert (Belgium)   19.90
Langres, Haute-Marne = ⅛ émine = 3¾ boisseaux of Paris 49
Lyon = ¹⁄₆ asnée = 4 coupes = 16 picotins 31.97
Nuits, Côte-d'Or = 1.1 asnée of Lyon 211
Sarrebourg, Meurthe = 23 poids de marc of wheat 15
Toul, Meurthe = 134 poids de marc of wheat 88
Tournus, Saône et Loire = 16 mesures or boisseaux, = 19.2 boisseaux of Paris 250
St. Trivier, Ain = 1.2 asnée of Lyon 230
Vaucouleurs, Meuse = 88 poids de marc of wheat 58
Verdun, Meuse = 8 mesures = 15 boisseaux of Paris 196
Void, Meuse 67 poids de marc of wheat 44

1. Félix Bourquelot.
Études sur les Foires de Champagne…
Mémoires préséntes par divers savants a l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres de l'Institute Impérial de France. 2nd series, volume 5.
Paris: Imprimerie Impériale, 1845.
Page 78.

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