Reference numberEL/W3/124
TitleLetter, from Mr Wind [to the Royal Society]
CreatorWind; W (fl 1712)
Date17 December 1712
DescriptionConcerning a brass idol called 'Pusteritz' seen in the University of Guiessen, Germany: gives an account of pagan practices surrounding it (that the idol would be filled with sulphurous matter, plugged and then heated, causing the plugs to fly out); gives information about how the first Greek emperors used similar objects as a weapon

Read to the Royal Society on 12 February 1713
Access statusOpen
Related materialEL/W3/125 for English translation
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
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