To understand more details about renaissance sundial ring from the year 1704, you should be familiar with the place where this sundial was designed and created. We have to go back to the history of Saxony, Germany. The Saxony, sometimes referred to as Upper Saxony, was a State of the Holy Roman Empire. At the time, Frederick Augustus I was the Elector of Saxony.
Frederick Augustus I
Frederick Augustus I (1670-1733) had great physical strength which earned him nicknames like "the Strong," "the Saxon Hercules" and "Iron-Hand." He liked to show that he lived up to his name by breaking horseshoes with his bare hands and engaging in "fox tossing" with “a single finger.”