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Octagonal bezel amulet from a bracelet, with thuluth inscription

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    • currently in research collection

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  • Islamic Seals and Talismans by Ludvik Kalus

    Catalogue of Islamic Seals and Talismans

    Bracelet composed of three elements: central (I), on the left side (II), and on the right side (III).

    III - Brownish jasper, in lightly deocrated silver setting; bezel; rectangular with cut angles. Four lines separated by straight lines formed by elongation of a ligature or return of a final loop. Cursive script; engraved.

    (1) Call upon `Alī, the manifestor of miracles, in [sic] [sic] ناد عليا مظهر العجائب في
    (2) Thou shalt find him a help unto thee [in] adversities. Shall vanish [sic] [sic] تجده عونا لك [في] النوائب سينجلى
    (3) All care and grief [shall vanish] by thy holiness, oh `Alī, كل هم وغم [سينجلى] بولايتك [يا] على
    (4) oh `Alī, oh `Alī. Oh! Year 1078/1667-8 سنة ۱۰۷۸ [sic] يا على يا على يا

    There are groups of dots spread over the ground. Two lines follow the shape of the gem.

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