Roman
units of capacity

Roman Republic

     

quadrantal

 

congius

8

 

sextarius

6

48

hemina

2

12

96

265 mL

0.531 L

3.186 L

25.488 L

See also: smaller Roman units of capacity.

Roman Empire

Most units were used for both dry and liquid measure. Those with a pink background were dry measures only.

         

quadrantal or amphora

             

urna

2

         

modius

3

       

congius

2 2/3

4

8

     

sextarius

6

16

24

48

hemina

2

12

32

48

96

acetabulum

4

8

48

128

192

384

cyathus

6

12

72

192

288

576

cochlear

4

6

24

48

288

768

1152

2304

11
mL

44
mL

66
mL

265
mL

0.531
L

3.186
L

8.496
L

12.744
L

25.488
L

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