Batman vppon Bartholome his booke De proprietatibus rerum, newly corrected, enlarged and amended: with such additions as are requisite, vnto euery seuerall booke: taken foorth of the most approued authors, the like heretofore not translated in English. Profitable for all estates, as well for the benefite of the mind as the bodie. 1582.
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent., Trevisa, John, d. 1402., Batman, Stephen, d. 1584.

Of Achate. chap. 11.

AChates is a precious stone, and is blacke, with white veines, and hath that name Achates of a riuer, yt is called so: the which is in Cicilia. By the which riuer that stone was first found, as Isid. saith: and is now found in many regi∣ons and lands: and a manner kind of that stone is in Creta, as Dioscorides sayth, with bliew veines. And another kinde is in Inde speckled with red drops, as I∣sid. saith. Men beléeue that the first man∣ner thereof helpeth witchcraft. For ther∣with tempest is chaunged: and slinteth riuers and streames, as it is saide. Also Dioscorides saith, the same kind is good to the shape of Images of Kinges, and to shew likenes of sléepes. And the man∣ner kinde of Creta chaungeth perils, and maketh gracious and pleasing, and fayre shewing and speaking, and giueth might and strength. The thirde manner stone that is of Inde, comforteth the sight, and helpeth against thirst and venim, and smelleth swéete if it be nigh, as Diosco∣rides saith.

(*Achates, a precious stone, wheron are represented diuers figures. Some haue the Image of the nine Muses, some of Venus. It was one of the 12. stones, yt God willed to be put in Aarons vesti∣ment. It is supposed that the Magiti∣ans, by the smoake of that stone, did put away tempests & stormes. This stone is interlined with white, & light bleiwish lines, &c.)