Plaster Cast reproduction of Civita Lavinia Hemicycle, 1945-1955

350-250 BCE; 1945-1955 in Unknown place and London
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Plaster cast reproduction of 'hemicycle' sundial from Civita Lavinia, near Rome, reproduced by the British Museum where the original is, unsigned, 1945-1955. The instrument served to divide the day into 12 equal parts, the gnomen is now missing. Berossus, an astronomer active in the 3rd century BCE, was attributed with the invention of this type of sundial.

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