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Inventory no. 48126 - Former Display Label

Flemish ASTRONOMICAL RING
1567

Brass. Signed, "Nepos Gemmæ Frisÿ Louanÿ fecit 1567". The nephew of Gemma Frisius, who made this instrument at Louvain, was Gualterus Arsenius.

The inner ring carrying the sights appears to be a replacement.

From the Michel Collection.

[57-84/24]
Billmeir Collection no. 24

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