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Vertical Disc Dial, Roman, c. 250 A.D. ?

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Inventory Number: 51358
Object Type:
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: For online analyses of this type of dial, see S.A. Johnston: ‘Rome revisited: the vertical disc dial’, http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/staff/saj/roman and the 2015 article by Frank H. King attached to this record as a PDF.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans in 1924. Recorded by Lewis Evans as 'Bought from H Heilbronner Paris 1896(?) for 50/-. It is said to have been dug up near Presberg.' [Bratislava]. NB 'H' is likely be 'R' for Raoul Heilbronner, the German/French antiques dealer operating up to the 1920s.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Bronze
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
64 61 25 mm

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