carica

1

In Venice, Marseille, Valencia, Bruges, 14th century, a unit of mass used in wholesale trade in spices and dyestuffs, perhaps about 120.5 kilograms. Also called a carga or cargo.

Libbre 25 al peso grosso di Trabisconda fanno in Vinegia carica 1, che è lib. 400 sottile di Vinegia la carica.

Twenty-five libbre of the heavy weight of Trebizond [city on the Black Sea, in present-day Turkey] makes 1 carica in Venice, which is 400 Venetian libbre sottile to the carica.

Pegolotti, 1340, as quoted in Edler, page 64.

2

In Beirut, 15th century, a unit of dry capacity used for grain, about 159 liters.

Carica una di grano di Baruti fa in Venegia staia vj e mezo in septe.

One carica of grain in Beirut makes 6½ to 7 Venetian staia.

Chiarini, 1481.

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