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Three Gallo-Roman bronze disks with astral inscriptions (2021)


This article concerns three archaeologically recovered circular bronze objects found at Gallo-Roman (first century BC–fourth century AD) sites in France. Through comparisons with other more or less contemporary objects of known function, it is argued that one of these disks definitely, and another likely, belonged to gearwork devices for keeping track of simple chronological cycles, while the third belonged to a clepsydra of a type recognized only recently.

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Authors & Contributors
González-García, A. César
Wright, M. T.
Schaldach, Karlheinz
García Quintela, Marco V.
Rohr, René R. J.
Sadler, Philip M.
Journal for the History of Astronomy
Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry
Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
American Journal of Physics
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
L'Erma di Bretschneider
Princeton University Press
Edition Topoi
Oxford University Press
Hempen Verlag
Time measuring instruments
Astronomical chronology
Instruments, astronomical
Schissler, Christopher
Antiochus I, King of Commagene
Hirsch, Adolphe
Time Periods
Zhou dynasty (China, 1122-221 B.C.)
Han dynasty (China, 202 B.C.-220 A.D.)
Qin dynasty (China, 221-207 B.C.)
Shang dynasty (China, ca. 1766-1027 B.C.)
Rome (Italy)
Middle and Near East
Observatoire de Neuchâtel

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