Arratel

Arratel

A Portuguese measure of weight approximately equivalent to 0.46 kilograms. It became obsolete after Lusophone countries adopted the metric system in the 19th century.
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To better understand the accounting at the SFC, in a footnote we provide a brief outline of the 18th century Portuguese systems of weight (arratel), length (covado), and currency (real).
(11) One arratel was 459 grams or 16 oncas (ounces).