Tarazona, Spain
units of capacity, 18ᵗʰ century

           

cahiz

         

fanega

4

       

media

2

8

     

quartal

2

4

16

   

almud

6

12

24

96

 

quartilla

4

24

48

96

384

liters*

0.47

1.88

11.29

22.57

45.14

180.57

* taking the mid-18ᵗʰ century Castillian celemin as 4.63 liters.

sources

Las Mensuras de Tarazona, y su Partido, se nombran Cahices, Fanegas, Quartales, Almudes, y Quartillas. El Cahiz se compone de 8. Medias: (ù 4. Fanegas, que es lo proprio) cada Media, de 2. Quartales: cada Quartal, de 6. Almudes; y cada Almud, de 4. Quartillas.

El Cahiz citado corresponde à 39. Celemines Castellanos.

The measures of Tarazona, and its subdivisions, are called cahices, fanegas, quartales, almudes, and quartillas. The cahiz has 8 medias (or 4 fanegas, which is ), each media of 2 quartales; each quartal, of 6 almudes; and each almud of 4 quartillas.

The aforementioned cahiz is equivalent to 39 Castillian celemines.

Diego de Guardamino.
Prontario y Claves de las Correspondencias, que, entre si, tienen las Monedas, Medidas de Garnos, de Palmos, y Peso sutil de Castilla…
Madrid: Antonio Marin, 1757.
Page 48.

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