Corsica
units of capacity

Dry capacity

       

mina

     

staio

   

mezzino

2

 

bacino

6

12

15

in Bastia

7.397
liters

44.382
liters

86.836
liters

110.955
liters

The soma, also in use, was about 160 liters for wheat and 200 liters for barley.

For oil

       

soma

     

pinta

20

   

mezza

2

40

 

quarta

2

4

80

in Bastia

0.930
L*

1.860
liters

3.720
liters

74.400
liters

in Sartene

 

2.360

4.720

 

in Bonifacio

0.553

 

 

 

*Exactly equivalent to the pinte de Paris.

For wine

n.d. = no data

           

barrique

         

baril

 

       

soma

2

 

     

zucca

5

10

about 14

 

pinta or bocale

2

40

 

 

 

mezza

2

4

80

 

 

no location specified

70 L

140 L

200 L

in Bastia

n.d.

1.302



 

 

in Sartène

n.d.

1.180

4.720

in Bonifacio

n.d

1.513

 

 

 

 

in Ajaccio

0.780

 

 

 

 

in Calvi

0.7676
liters

 

 

 

 

 

in Corte

n.d.

1.389
liters

 

 

 

 

Francis Maure.
Poids et Mesures.
Corse Historique. Etudes et Documents. 1re Année, no 4 (Nov. 1955).
Pages 39-42.

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