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Inventory no. 46540 - Former Display Label

German SCAPHE
1539

Brass, with traces of gilding on the inner surface. Signed, "GEORGIVS HARTMAN NOREMBERGE FACIEBAT ANNO 1539".

For 48° latitude. This sundial shows ordinary (i.e. equal) hours, Italian hours (counted from sunset) and the position of the sun in the zodiac.

A compass, which was at the bottom of the bowl, is missing. The gnomon and its screw are modern replacements.

[60-19]
Acquired for the Lewis Evans Collection in 1960.

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