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You asked if a Sistrum were a stringed or a wind instrument. It is neither. It is a kind of musical rattle.  The King James calls them cornets which is incorrect. A cornet is a trumpet-like instrument completely different from  the rattle-like Sistrum. 

The Sistrum originated in the religious rites of ancient Egypt.  Here's how one online dictionary described it, "a metal rattle or noisemaker consisting of a handle and a frame fitted with loosely held rods."  Sistrums are readily available for purchase online.

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