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RE: VMs: Libra

Hi David,

At 17:55 24/12/2003 +0100, David Bianchi wrote:
here a link to a picture of Padua Tower clock made by Giovanni de Dondi's.

Actually, that clock was made by *Jacopo* de Dondi (Giovanni's father). I was actually referring to Giovanni de Dondi's original astronomical clock, which (I believe) was fairly unadorned.

More on the origins of these clocks:-

As you can see the Libra sign is missing and has been replaced by SCORPIO.

I'm not sure I'm ~100%~ comfortable with the website's explanation for the lack of Libra: after all, I'd guess that the sign had been known for (say) 2000 years by the time it was built. :-o

Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....

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