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Post-Medieval pocket sundial

Post-Medieval pocket sundial



Post-Medieval pocket sundial

Period: 17th century

A pocket sundial, also known as 'poke' dial. The initials of the month are marked on the outside of the ring, the hours are engraved on the inside.  Detectorfind.

Diameter: 3 x 3,5 cm

Article code: 15-0501

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To tell the time a 'gnomon' (moveable pin with a pinhole to admint a ray of light) was moved to the corresponding letter of the month and the ray of light passes through the pinhole and strike the hour on the inside of the ring.

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