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Sundial 350
State/Province:   Country:  Dominican Republic
Dial Type:  Pillar Condition:  Fair
Latitude:   19° 06' N Longitude:   71° 41' W
  • In the town of Banica, near the Dominican borderline with Haiti
  • A small pillar dial with a vertical dial on one face. The dial markings sit below a triangular crown inscribed with the date MDCCVC, showing 1795 as the year it was carved. Today, the bottom portion of the pillar appears to be reconstructed and the gnomon is missing.
General Information:
  • Owner: Dominican Republic
  • Designer: Spanish
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1795
  • Palm, Erwin W. Los monumentos arquitectonicos de la Espanola. Santo Domingo: Universidad de Santo Domingo, 1955