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Gothic Astrolabe, Oxford?, c. 1350

Inventory Number: 47901
Object Type: astrolabe
Place Created: Oxford 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: 1924-23
Brief Description: In the form of a single flat plate, made for the latitude of Oxford, rivetted to a Y-type rete for 19 stars. Also present is a later wooden case with a manuscript sheet identifying the stars.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated
Provenance: Lent by Oriel College, Oxford in 1924. It may have come to the College among astronomical instruments bequeathed to Oriel by the astronomer Simon Bredon, who had been a Fellow of Merton in about 1330 and a member of a group of mathematicians in 14th-century Oxford known as the 'Merton School'.
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Material(s): Brass

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