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Record ID: DOR-251254
Object type: SUNDIAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Part of a copper-alloy post medieval portable sundial. The ring is squashed and split. This example is of the simple ring type. It is formed of a flat copper-alloy ring with a rectangular channel cut in the centre for about a third of its circumference; this would have contained a separate sliding collar, which is missing. There is no detail visible on the interior or exterior surfaces, but originally there would have been letters signifying the months of the year on the exterior and numerals for the hours on the interior. Dimensions: 46.67 mm x 9.84 mm x 1.73 mm Weight: 12.61 g
Created on: Wednesday 7th August 2013
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hazelbury Bryan', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-247CB3
Object type: SUNDIAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy post medieval portable sundial.This example is of the simple ring type. It is formed of a flat copper-alloy ring with a rectangular channel cut in the centre for about a third of its circumference; this would have contained a separate sliding collar, which is missing. On the external surface, above and below the channel, there are inscribed measurement lines, above which are the first letters of the months of the year: '[I F M A M] I' (the earlier months) above and '[I A S] O N D' (the later months) below, upside down. Circumferential lines below the letters …
Created on: Wednesday 7th August 2013
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mappowder', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E51722
Object type: SUNDIAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval complete cast copper-alloy 'pocket' sundial of 17th or 18th century date. The sundial is of the simple ring type. It consists of a broad, flat, copper alloy ring with a channel cut in the centre of the outer side along its circumference which is filled with a separate sliding collar; the ring is suspended by a short twist of wire. The exterior has two four incised lines running around it, one near each edge and two flanking the channel. The channel breaks through to the interior of the ring to create a slot along two-fifths of the circumference. This slot is f…
Created on: Thursday 25th November 2010
Last updated: Monday 6th December 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fifehead Neville', grid reference and parish protected.


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