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Horizontal Pin-Gnomon Dial, by Carlo Plato, Rome, 1588

Inventory Number: 46744
Object Type:
Persons: Carlo Plato (Maker)
Date Created: 1588
Place Created: Rome Italy Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Disc with hour-lines on both sides, and a central magnetic compass [needle missing] that swivels so that it can be used for either side. There are five sets of Italian hour-lines and six gnomons so that the dial may be used in five different latitudes: 36°, 39°, 42°, 45° and 48°. One set of hour-lines is divided by the compass and has two gnomons.
Primary Inscriptions: "Roma anno 1588" [instrument similar to 49535 which is inscribed "Romae Anno dni 1585" and has been attributed to the same maker].
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Gilt brass

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