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Sight, by Johannes Macarius, Rome, 1655

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Inventory Number: 48559
Object Type:
Persons: Johannes Macarius (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: Dated 1655
Place Created: Rome Italy Europe
Accession Number: 1929-15
Brief Description: Vertical plate with four feet carrying sliding sight and rotating disc in vertical slot. Thought to have been a gunner's sight but the absence of vertical graduation and the multiplicity of sighting options seem too unusual for this purpose.
Primary Inscriptions: "Ioannes Macarius / Mirandolanus fecit / Romæ Anno 1655" on obverse and "Coll. W.E. Miller F.S.A. 1929" on reverse
Provenance: Presented by W. E. Miller
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Material(s): Brass

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