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Record ID: HAMP-A9E6F1
Object type: COMPASS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A slightly bent and damaged copper-alloy compass dial of late medieval date (c. 15th century). The disc has notched protrusions at the cardinal points. There is a small central perforation for a (now missing) needle. The upper surface is marked out with very finely incised lines. Lines connect opposite cardinal points and divide the field into quadrants. There is a double circle border within the circumference. There is also a double circle at the centre (max. dia.: c. 14.5mm). In the centre, within the border, is an 'elaborate' quatrefoil picked out with fine punches, with triangles …
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2012
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