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Cervus Volans, c1745-1807

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Glass specie jar containing three specimens of stag beetle. From the Burges Collection.

Text on paper contents label reads ‘Cat. mat. med. p. 125 No. 43, Cervus Volans.’

Harrod says that the stag beetle ‘was worn as an amulet as a charm against malaria.’