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Greenwich (Valentia) Astrolabe - front
This example was found in 1845 under a rock on Valentia Island, close to the point off southern Ireland where three ships of the Spanish Armada were wrecked in 1588. The throne is low and moulded. The mater has been made from a single casting, cut out in a wheel shape with a greater weight left in the lower half to help the instrument hang vertically.
- Image reference: F5272-001
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London