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Oval 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).

    II - Cornelian, in lightly decorated silver setting; bezel (but the front face is rounded); oval. Four lines separated by straight lines formed by elongations of a ligature. Cursive script; engraved.

    (1) 'In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate! Say: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم قل
    (2) "He is God, One, God the Everlasting Refuge هو الله احد الله الصمد
    (3) who has not begotten, and has not been begotten, and no لم يلد ولم يولد ولم
    (4) one is equal to Him." ' (Qur. CXII) يكن له كفوا احد

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

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