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Strumenti da miniera
Mining instruments

Germany 16th cent.
Gilt brass; box: leather with gilt tooling; 33x24,5 cm
Florence, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, inv. 2538

Typical set of mining instruments housed in a box with lid. It was acquired in Germany by Prince Mattias de’ Medici in the first half of the 17th century.