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Miner's Compass, German, 1593

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Inventory Number: 64558
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Place Created: Germany Europe
Subject Classification(s): Billmeir Collection By Collection  
Accession Number: 1957-84/134
Brief Description: A miner's compass. comprising of an ornate circular ivory disc with compass inlays and two plum lines. In a fitted wooden case with ivory inlays that read, "1593/ V AH".
Primary Inscriptions: "15 * 93" and "V * AH" inlaid in ivory on the lid of the case, with the AH as a ligature.
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Material(s): Ivory
Glass
Copper Alloy
Wood
Iron
Paper

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