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Equinoctial Dial, ?German, 17th Century

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Inventory Number: 37605
Object Type:
Place Created: Germany Europe
Accession Number: 1957-84/222
Brief Description: Rectangular base plate with four symbolic figures; inset compass box adjustable for variation; hour circle supported on two columns and set against latitude quadrant which also supports a plumb level. Four bun feet.
Note that the engraved "1"s are unusual, resembling a u with an arrow on the second ascender.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned
Provenance: From the collection of J. A. Billmeir.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Gilt brass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
107 77 mm

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