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Gothic Astrolabe, 15th Century?

Inventory Number: 47615
Object Type: astrolabe
Subject Classification(s): Billmeir Collection By Collection Mathematics By Discipline Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1957-84/175
Brief Description: Mater, rete for 32 stars, 4 plates, alidade, pin and wedge. The circle on the rete for the tropic of Capricorn terminates with a dragon's head and tail.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir with his collection.
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): Brass

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