Reference numberEL/W3/125
TitleTranslation of a letter, from Mr Wind [to the Royal Society]
CreatorWind; W (fl 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
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Related materialOriginal is EL/W3/124
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
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