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Brass ring sundial, mid-1550s to mid-1700s, rare.

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Non-wreck Start Price:160.00 USD Estimated At:200.00 - 300.00 USD
Brass ring sundial, mid-1550s to mid-1700s, rare.
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Brass ring sundial, mid-1550s to mid-1700s, rare. 5.8 grams, 1-1/4" in diameter with 1-1/2" length of links. Before the watch was invented, people estimated time with "pocket sundials" like this one, which operated by means of a narrow slit and shadows cast on numbers for the hours stamped inside the ring, with letters for each month stamped on the outside, uncommonly intact (including links of chain at top) and well-preserved.