rottolo

A pan-Mediterranean unit of mass, = 1/100th of a cantaro or kantar. Many alternative spellings and romanizations, including ruotoli. A type of ratal. "Rottolo" is the common romanization of the Arabic word; for the units in Italian-speaking areas, see rotolo. See also rotl, rottel, rottol, rtel and ratl.

1

In Somalia A map showing the location of Somalia., 20th century, a unit of mass, approximately 448 grams (approximately 0.99 pounds av.).

2

In Egypt, late 19th – early 20th centuries, various units of mass. For late medieval units, see ratl. Often spelled rottel.

Type of Rottolo Equivalents, 19th century
pounds dirhems oka grams
customs rottolo 0.9905     449.28
government rottolo 0.98046 144   444.7296
great rottolo Cairo (also called a man or mahnd) 2.20604 324   1000.64
Alexandria 2.12434 312   963.5808
lesser rottolo, rottel of Alexandria, used for amber 0.71492 105   324.282
special commercial rottolo of Cairo, used for cloves 1.02132 150   463.26
rotolo legale, for cotton 1.226 180   555.912
rottolo forforo 0.95323 140 7/20 432.376
rottolo mina 1.7022 250 5/8 772.10
rottolo zaidino 1.361757 200 ½ 617.68
rottolo zauro 2.11072 310 31/40 957.4040

Browne. Martini, page 128.

3

In Abyssinia, 20th century, a unit of mass, about 311 grams.

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