Roman Navigational Dividers

£450.00

A pair of bronze dividers with balustered shafts, fixing pin through the spindle, and iron wedge.

Period: 1st - 3rd cent. AD
Provenance: Acquired on the London art market prior to 1980.
Condition: Very good.

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Product Code: AS-1626
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Instruments were used by Roman seafarers in conjunction with more traditional means of navigation. These included following the coastline by day, or using the stars to plot a course by night. Songs and mythological stories also assisted sailors in remembering navigational information.

Dimensions L 22 cm
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