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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

    Yellow-beige jasper, in lightly decorated silver setting (being element of bracelet); bezel; oval. The inscription is found on the central ground (A), within three oval lines, and on the border (B), surrounded on the exterior side by two oval lines. In the central ground (A): two lines, in relief on hatched ground; in the border (B): one line, engraved. Cursive script.

    A - (1) God, Muḥammad, `Alī الله محمد على
    (2) Aid! مدد

    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 groups of dots spread over the ground.

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