Article ID: CBB826308483

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

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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.
Journals
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
Publishers
L'Erma di Bretschneider
Princeton University Press
Edition Topoi
Brepols
Oxford University Press
Hempen Verlag
Concepts
Time measuring instruments
Astronomical chronology
Instruments, astronomical
Astronomy
Sundials
Calendars
People
Schissler, Christopher
Antiochus I, King of Commagene
Ptolemy
Hirsch, Adolphe
Time Periods
Ancient
Renaissance
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.)
Places
Rome (Italy)
Greece
France
China
Europe
Middle and Near East
Institutions
Observatoire de Neuchâtel
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