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"The Painswick Astrolabe", English, c. 1370

Inventory Number: 47869
Object Type: astrolabe
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Philosophical Instruments By Trade Location Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1955-35
Brief Description: Mater, rete for 21 stars, 3 plates, alidade, rule, pin and replacement wedge. The outer ring of the rete for the tropic of Capricorn terminates with a dragon's head and tail. The astrolabe is known as the "Painswick Astrolabe" after the location where is was excavated: Painswick House, Painswick, Gloucestershire.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated
Provenance: Presented by Misses M. E. and L. C. Hyett and by The Friends of the Old Ashmolean.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Brass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
122 mm

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