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Oval bezel amulet with thuluth inscription and concentric circle decoration

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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

    Yellow chalcedony; bezel, bevelled towards the front; oval. The inscription is found on the central oval ground (A), within three concentric oval lines, and on the border (B), surrounded on its outer edge by two oval lines. In the central ground (A): one line, in relief on hatched ground; in the border (B): one line, engraved. Cursive script.

    A - God is most great الله اكبر
    B - 'In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. Say: "He is God, One, God the Everlasting Refuge, who has not begotten, and has not been begotten, and no one is equal to him." ' (Qur. CXII) بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم قل هو الله احد الله الصمد لم يلد ولم يولد ولم يكن له كفوا احد

    There are some dots isolated or in groups, spread over the border.

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