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Horizontal Dial
Signed 'A...NER'
Dated 1590; Nuremberg
Gilt brass; 103 x 103 x 11 mm

The instrument is made up of a brass plate standing on four bun feet. Common hours are engraved on the plate in a circle, with a sun effigy at the top, from 4 to 12 to 8 divided to the half-hour. At the centre is a compass, and a gnomon which can be folded when the dial is not in use. A brass arm is at the bottom of the plate. Under the plate is an inscription, no longer fully legible, reading 'A....NER No... 1590 faciebat'. Part of the instrument appears to be missing.

Ilaria Meliconi

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford
Inventory number 44339

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