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Fake? Persian Astrolabe, 14th Century?

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Inventory Number: 41106
Object Type: astrolabe
Place Created: Iran/Persia Asia
Subject Classification(s): Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1955-6
Brief Description: Mater; rete; 3 plates; alidade; horse; pin. Engraved in Kufic script. The kursi is blank, but has two decorative holes.
Primary Inscriptions: "With good luck, 751 [or 711] Hijra", engraved in the upper right-hand quadrant of the back.
Provenance: Purchased in 1955.
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Material(s): Silver

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