In Genoa, 15ᵗʰ – 19ᵗʰ centuries, a unit of liquid capacity used for wine. According to Doursther, = 2 barili = 100 pinte = 180 amole, about 148.46 liters; Altès, however, says 160 liters. opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system



Vino vi [in Genoa] si vende a mezaruole che le cinque mezaruole fanno una bocte di mena e barili dua fanno una mezeruola e cinto pincte fanno una mezeruola.

[In Genoa] wine is sold by the mezzaruola, such that 5 mezzaruola make a botte di mena and 2 barili make 1 mezzaruola and 100 pinte make 1 mezzaruola.

Chiarini, 1481.


[Genoa] Wine Measure. The mezzarola is divided into 2 barilli 100 pinte, or 180 amole, and contains 39.22 English gallons.

Grund, 1845. Page 162


In Provence, 14ᵗʰ century, a unit of capacity for oil,

E motato l'olio a f.2¾ la mezerola.

And a motato[?] of oil at 2¾ florins/francs[?] per mezzaruola.

A Florentine writing in Avignon in 1386.
Archivio Datini. Cartella. Avignon.
As quoted in Edler.

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