Dietz replica "Nebra sky disk"


Dietz replica "Nebra sky disk"

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Original Dietz Replica | Copper | Gold Elements | Ø 32 cm | Weight 1,3 kg

Dietz replica "Nebra sky disk"

The Nebra sky disk is a bronze plate from the Bronze Age with applications made from gold, apparently illustrating astronomical phenomena and religious symbols. It is considered to be the oldest illustation of the sky in the world and one of the most important archeological finds of this era. It was discovered on 4 July 1999 by looters in a stone chamber on Mittelberg, close to the town of Nebra in Saxony-Anhalt. Since 2002, it is part of the collection at "Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Sachsen-Anhalt" in Halle. In 2012, it was included in the registry of valuable national culture artefacts. Since 2013, the sky disk has also been part of the UNESCO World Heritage. This 'Memory of the World' register collects important records from the history of mankind. 

The disk is almost a perfect circle of around 32cm diameter with a thickness of 4.5mm in the centre and 1.7mm on the edge. It weighs about 2.3kg. The original disk is made from bronze, an alloy consisting of copper and tin and the copper part has been traced back to Mitterberg close to Mühlbach am Hochkönig in the eastern part of the Alps.

According to interpretations by experts, the little plates are stars, a group of seven small plates may be symbolising the Pleiades, part of the taurus zodiac sign. The other 23 stars cannot be assigned to any particular stars and are thought to be decoration. The large centrepiece has been interpreted as the sun, today it is thought that it might represent a full moon while the sickle is probably a first quarter moon. 

Original: Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte, Halle/Saale.

Our Dietz replica has a diameter of about 32cm and has been made with copper (2mm thick). Weight ca. 1.3 kg. All gold elements are made from 22 carat gold, ridges can be felt. The Dietz replica has been designed after permission was obtained from Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte, Halle/Saale.

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