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Oval bezel amulet from a bracelet, inscribed with the Throne verse

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  • Islamic Seals and Talismans by Ludvik Kalus

    Catalogue of Islamic Seals and Talismans

    Cornelian, in undecorated silver setting (being element of bracelet); bezel; oval. Four lines separated by straight lines formed by elongation of a ligature or return of a final loop. Cursive script; engraved.

    (1) 'God, there is no god but He, the Living, the Everlasting. Slumber seizes Him not, neither sleep; to Him belongs all that is in
    الله لا اله الا هو الحى القيوم لا تاخذه سنة ولا نوم له ما في
    (2) the heavens and the earth. Who is there that shall intercede with Him save by His leave?
    السموات و ما في الارض من ذا الذى يشفع عنده الا باذنه
    (3) He knows what lies before them and what is after them, and they comprehend not anything of His knowledge save such as He wills. The All-high [sic].
    [sic] يعلم ما بين ايديهم وما خلفهم ولا يحيطون بشئ من علمه الا بما شاء العلى
    (4) His Throne comprises the heavens and earth; the preserving of them oppresses Him not; He is [the All-high], the All-glorious.' (Qur. II, 256/255)
    وسع كرسيه السموات والارض ولا يؤده حفظهما وهو [العلى] العظيم

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

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