In the portions of India colonized by Portugal, 16ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass, about 1.2 kilograms.

K[uzhippalli] S[karia] Mathew.
Portuguese Trade with India in the Sixteenth Century.
New Delhi: Manohar, 1983.

Page 236, citing Montalbado, page 101.

Afzal Ahmed.
Indo-Portuguese Trade in Seventeenth Century (1600-1663).
New Delhi: Gian Publishing House, 1991.

Page 198. Ahmed does not break out his sources for individual units, but most of them are codices held by the Historical Archives of Goa in Panaji.


Um ameno, outra medida de peso de Calcute, corresponde a 2,5 arráteis portugueses e a cerca de 3 libras e um oitavo de Veneza. Com essa medida pesam o açafrão, que vale 80 favos.

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