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Weight of half arroba
Peso de meia arroba
Weight of half arroba

Object in granite, with a groove in the middle. It has a label with the number 152, in gold metal.

This weight is not identified in time, place of origin, purpose and use. It illustrates the shape and constitution of the “stone” weights used in medieval times, for better association with the materials and techniques then available.

It was offered by the “Aferidor” of Alportel, District of Faro.

Further information​

António Neves: aneves@ipq.pt
Museum of Metrology: museu.metrologia@ipq.pt