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An oval box and lid made from thin, malleable wood. Inside is handful of volcanic ash. According to Bargrave it consisted of "Several pieces of cinders, pummystone, and ashes of the Mount Vesuvius, near Naples, which was 4 times the poynt of my reflection, - I facing about for England from the topp, or crater, or "voragine" [as they term it] of that mountain; of which I have spoken at large in my 'Itinerario d'Italia'." This volume, also known as the Mercurio Italico, was published under the name of Bargrave’s nephew, John Raymond.

Decorated box containing pumice

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