14th century astrolabe brings record price

A rare 14th century astrolade quadrant has been auctioned off to an anonymous bidder for UKĀ£138,000. The instrument was crafted of brass in 1388 and was used "for telling time, mapping the stars and taking measurements."

The astrolabe was discovered during an excavation of the House of Agnes, a 17th century inn located between London and Canterbury.