In Italy, a unit of liquid capacity, ¼ of a boccale. Local values varied:
In Rome, about 456 milliliters (about 0.85 U.S. liquid pint) for wine, about 513 mL for oil.
In Ancona, about 448 milliliters.
In Bologna, about 307 milliliters, although some sources say 327 milliliters.
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