In Malta opens maps showing location of Malta, ? – 19ᵗʰ century, two units of mass used for firewood. In wholesale trade, = 330 rotoli = 3 cantaro grossi, about 261.949 kilograms. In the retail trade = 300 rotoli = 3 cantaros = 525 pounds avoirdupois, about 238.14 kilograms. opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system

For the equivalent in Maltese, see peżata.



Firewood is sold by the pesata of 3 cantaros.

Robert Montgomery Martin.
History of the Colonies of the British Empire in the West Indies, South America, North America, Asia...
London: W. H. Allen & Co. and George Routledge, 1843.
Page 586.


Le legna da ardere si vendono tuttora a Pesate di 330 Rotoli maltesi (577½ Libbre inglesi avoirdupois) = chilogr. 261,949757.

Firewood is still sold by the pesate of 330 Maltese rotoli (577½ English pounds avoidupois) = 261.949757 kilograms. [Page 809. The context indicates this definition applies to wholesale trade.]

Nel minuto commercio la Peseta (per le legna da ardere) si fa di 300 Rotoli, come anticamente = chilogr. 238,136143.

In retail trade the peseta (for firewood) is made of 300 rotoli, as anciently 238.136143 kilograms. [Page 811.]

Martini (1883).

Where is Malta?


World map showing the location of Malta.

Sorry. No information on contributors is available for this page.