CURIOSITÀ MAI VISTE
Alla scoperta di quei piccoli dettagli e di quelle grandi bellezze che per vari motivi gli occhi non vedono. Perché nascosti, poco visibili, chiusi da porte e portoni oppure semplicemente tralasciati nella fretta di visitare la nostra Pirano in poco tempo.
Misure di quantità o capacità per aridi
Nell’atrio del nostro palazzo comunale un’altra curiosità: nell’angolo di destra in fondo, c’è una ghiera in pietra. Pare una vera da pozzo senza cisterna. Sul fusto lo stemma di Pirano e la data del 1477. Tre cavità indicano tre diverse misure per gli aridi. Così come ci sono le misure di lunghezza sul pilo di San Giorgio, queste servivano per controllare le quantità di grani, sementi, ceci ecc. Un foro laterale permetteva di far scorrere il contenuto in un sacco. La misura base era il moggio che in epoca romana e anche più tardi era di circa 8 litri e ¾. La misura cambiò nel tempo e ogni città attribuiva al moggio un valore diverso.
Questo “pilo” per aridi oggi sta all’interno del palazzo. Nel passato il suo posto era davanti alla facciata del vecchio palazzo podestarile del 1291. Svolgeva un importante servizio pubblico.
Testo e foto di DPJ.
OČEM SKRITE ZANIMIVOSTI
Ker so majhni detajli in velike umetnine včasih skrite očem vas vabimo, da jih odkrijete z nami.
Količinske merske enote (ali prostornina za suhe snovi)
V preddverju občinske palače se v desnem kotu nahaja kamnita posoda, ki spominja na obod vodnjaka na kateri sta vklesana piranski grb in letnica 1477. Tri vdolbine na njenem zgornjem robu so nekoč uporabljali kot tri različne merske enote za sipke snovi: zrna, semena, čičeriko…Snovi so skozi odprtino pri strani iztekale v vreče. Osnovna merska enota se je imenovala moggio-mernik (grško: modios—mera za žito, približno 7,5 ltr.), ki je v rimskem času veljala 8 litrov in ¾. Merska enota se je skozi čas spreminjala in vsako mesto ji je prisodilo drugačno vrednost.
Posoda, ki se danes nahaja v preddverju občinske palače je nekoč stala pred pročeljem stare občinske palače iz leta 1291 in je služila javnosti.
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