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Pocket dial


A late sixteenth/early seventeenth-century pocket dial; copper alloy; ring dial with a slot running around centre, around which slides a pierced ring; inscribed internally with hours of the day and externally with months of the year; suspension loop at apex.

  • Measurements

  • Height

    50 mm

  • Diameter

    375 mm

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust