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Vertical Disc Dial, German?, 17th Century?

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Inventory Number: 48208
Object Type:
Place Created: Germany Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Gilt copper disc which was probably regilded at the end of the 19th Century. On one side there is a vertical disc dial (with revolving plate but no latitude scale), and on the other side a perpetual calendar and lunar volvelle. The plate with the declination scale and hour-lines has been cut from and engraved on the back of an old engraved printing plate; part of the illustration and some text are visible on the other side.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned.
Provenance: Presented to the University by Lewis Evans with his collection.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Gilt copper


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