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Standard of "meia canada" of King Sebastião

Standard of meia canada of King Sebastião

Volume measure made of bronze, cylindrical, with two rectangular handles with volute decoration.

On one side it presents the Coat of Arms of Portugal (Latin shield with five escutcheons loaded with five bezants and bordure with seven castles, surmounted by a closed royal crown). On the opposite side, inside a stripe superimposed on a diagonal arrow, there are several inscriptions: “DE / LISBOA / R / L V / I / SEBAS / TIANUS / . A . . S . / 1575”

Standard of meia canada of King Sebastião
The dimensions are as follows:

  • Height: 13.5 cm;
  • Diameter: 10.5 cm;

This standard has a rectangular cut on the edge, which serves to set the maximum level corresponding to the volume.

Further information
António Neves: aneves@ipq.pt
Museu de Metrologia: museu.metrologia@ipq.pt