In Bolivia, ? – 20th century, in the towns of Apolo and Pelechuco in the department of La Paz, a unit of mass. In Apolo, 5.52 kilograms, used for peanuts. In Pelechuco, 5.75 kg, and used for beans.
[Bolivia] Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganaderia y Colonizacion. Dirección
General de Economia Rural.
Resumen General de Medidas típicas de la República de Bolivia.
Corrected and revised by the Departamento de Muestreos y Padrones.
[La Paz]: Departamento de Muestreos y Padrones, 1956.
Page 15. (Page numbering is not continuous.)
In parts of India influenced by the Portuguese, 16th century, a unit of mass = 10 quintals, originally about 459 kilograms (old weight, peso pequeno, in which 1 arratel = 14 ounces), later (new weight, peso grande, in which 1 arratel = 16 ounces), about 524.59 kilograms². “Almost all the commodities for export were weighed on the Malabar coast by the new weight when they were loaded, but the spices were sold in Lisbon according to the old weight in the Casa da India.”³
2. K[uzhippalli] S[karia] Mathew.
Portuguese Trade with India in the sixteenth century.
New Delhi: Manohar, 1983.
Page 236, citing Marino Sanuto, volume 17, col. 191, and Documentação Ultramarina Portuguesa, III, page 304.
3. Mathew, page 239, citing ANTT. Nucleo Antigo, no. 705, fl. 4v; Regimento das Cazas das Indias e Mina, page 128; Documentação Ultramarina Portuguesa, III, page 304.
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