rubbio

1

In Italy and Spain, 15th – 19th centuries, a unit of dry capacity used for grain. believed same as rugghio.

 

Locale Equivalencies Liters
Ancona = 8 coppe = 32 provende 286.10
Livorno = 3¾ sacchi = 11¼ staja = 45 quarti = 190 metadelle = 360 mezzette = 720 quartucci = 1440 bussoli 274.04
Milan = 2 moggia or sacchi = 16 staja or stari = 32 starelli 292.47
Ravenna & Rimini   278.58
Rome = 2 rubbiatelle = 4 quarte = 8 quartarelle = 12 staja = 16 starelli = 22 scorzi = 88 quartucci

For salt, the rubbio = 2 quarte = 12 scorzi = 48 quartucci.

294.42
Sinigaglia   281
Spain   194.4 

Examples

Grano vi [in Rome] si vende a rugghio che fa in Genova mine una e septe octavi e in Firenze staia octo e tre quarti.

[In Rome] grain is sold by the rugghio, which is in Genoa 1 7/8 mina and in Florence 8¾ staia.

Chiarini, 1481.

2

In Italy, a unit of mass.

Locale Equivalencies kilograms
Bergamo synonym for peso 8.15
Genoa rubbo peso sottile chart symbol 7.92
rubbo peso grossa chart symbol 8.72
Mantua = 25 libbre 7.89
Milan in the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venice after 1803 10
Naples = 26 libbre 8.34
Nice = 25 libbre chart symbol 7.79
Parma = 25 libbre 8.16
Plaisance = 25 libbre 7.95
Turin = 25 libbre 9.22

3

In Italy, a unit of liquid capacity.

Locale Equivalencies Liters
Genoa for oil, weighs 25 libbra sottile 8.62
Milan  for oil, weighs 25 libbra grossa 20.83
Nice for wine, = 1/12 charge = 10 pintes 7.86

4

In Italy in the Middle Ages, a unit of land area, = 7 pezze = 4 quarta = 16 scorzi = 64 quartucci. It was about 18,484 square meters.

Peter Kidson.
A Metrological Investigation.
Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, vol. 53 (1990).

Page 95.

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