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Inventory no. 70006 - Former Display Label

German DIPTYCH DIAL
1586

Ivory and brass. Maker's mark, {bird symbol}, of Hans Troschel. Inscribed, "SIC TRANSIT GLORIA MVNDI:. AD LATITUD. GRAD. 51. MI. 30. ANNO DOMINI. M D LXXXVI."
Book type, with picture of Saint Helena on cover, and a man (?Constantine) in Roman armour on the back.

Includes: 1. Vertical pin-gnomon dial for Italian and Babylonian hours; 2. Two horizontal string-gnomon dials for hours 4 a.m. to noon, and noon to 8 p.m. respectively, and a compass.

[G. 244]
Lewis Evans Collection.

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