barrel (Orkney)

In Orkney and the Shetland Islands, a unit of mass = 15 lispunds = 360 marks. From the Norse bariel. Gradually increased from 180 Scots pounds to 270.

David Balfour.
Oppressions of the Sixteenth Century in the Islands of Orkney and Zetland from Original Documents.
Edinburgh, 1859.

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