Tablet sun-dial, gilt metal, string gnomon, 3 3/8 x 2 3/8-inches, Germany, 1597. For use at latitude 50°. Engraved on base with circular tables of Julian and Gregorian epacts 1597-1615, and lunar circle. Bead threaded onto gnomon allows determination of planetary or Jewish hours (see note).
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overall (open, as displayed): 92 mm x 63 mm x 93 mm,
- furnishing and equipment
- measuring device - instrument
- Victoria and Albert Museum
- Permanent collection
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