In Portugal (16
century) the unit was the
, a cask 154 cm
high and 102 cm wide, the
) and the
(1/4 of a
The ship’s capacity was determined after its construction by a
team of experts with 154 cm gauges and 102 cm hoops.
There were equivalences:
was the equivalent of 750 roof tiles,
…or half of an animal and its food.