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Forged horizontal dial for latitude 45 North. Square marble dial. On the obverse side is an hour scale and eight wind directions marked in Latin. At the gnomon base is a depiction of the sun with a human face, around which is engraved the motto: 'Horas non numero nisi serenas' (I only count the bright hours). The brass gnomon is shaped and depicted as a grotesque, horned moon face. The compass is inset south of the gnomon with the cardinal points named in Latin. On the reverse side is a lunar volvelle, carrying a table of epacts, an hour-circle and an Age of Moon scale. Around the edge is engraved 'Circulus Epactarium secundum Cat. Greg. Usque ad ann. Milles. - Septing', (Circle of epacts according to the Gregorian Calendar, until the year 1700).
- Image reference: D8934
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London