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Crucifix Dial, French, 1592

Inventory Number: 53446
Object Type:
Place Created: France Europe
Subject Classification(s): Billmeir Collection By Collection Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1957-84/107
Brief Description: Brass box shaped as a crucifix with magnetic compass. The gnomon for the equinoctial dial on the upper surface of the instrument is missing.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned. dated "1592". Inscribed for "LAT- SILVAN[ECTI {i.e. of Senlis (France)} - 49"; "LAVREA - CHRISTO - "; "HIC - DABIT - HORAM - CLARVS - APPOLLO - "; "NVBE - FVGATA - SPLENDEAT AETHER.".
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Brass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
122 24 82 mm

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