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Ptolemy (Claudius of Ptolemaeus) activel150 AD Alexandrian Greek/Egyptian astronomer and geographer, using quadrant to measure altitude of Moon. Behind him stands Urania, Muse of Astronomy. He is shown wearing crown as he was sometimes confused with the Ptolemaic kings of Egypt.

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Ptolemy (Claudius of Ptolemaeus) activel150 AD Alexandrian Greek/Egyptian astronomer and geographer, using quadrant to measure altitude of Moon. Behind him stands Urania, Muse of Astronomy. He is shown wearing crown as he was sometimes confused with the Ptolemaic kings of Egypt.