India, in trade with Portugal
units of mass, 16th century

Weights with a Portuguese origin

Peso pequeno (old weight)

collo

quintal

10

arroba

4

40

arratel

32

128

1280

ounces

14

448

1792

17920

25.71
g

360
g

11.48
kg

45.9
kg

459
kg

Peso grande (new weight)

collo

quintal

10

arroba

4

40

arratel

32

128

1280

ounces

16

512

2048

20,480

25.63
g

410
g

13.11
kg

52.459
kg

524.59
kg

So 7 quintals peso grande = 8 quintals peso pequeno, and 1 old quintal = 112 new arratels.

Indian weights

bhar

faraçola

20

fio

100

2000

Cochin (present-day Kochi) and
Quilon (present-day Kollam)

0.8
kg

8.31
kg

166.3
kg

Cannanore (present-day Kannur)

1
kg

10.28
kg

205.63
kg

Calicut and Chale

1
kg

10.37
kg

208.15
kg

another

candil

mao

20

11.02
kg

220.32
kg

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