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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).

    I - Brownish jasper, in lightly decorated silver setting; bezel; oval. The inscription is found on the central ground (A), within two oval lines, and on the border (B), surrounded on its outer edge by two lines. In the central ground (A): one line, in relief on hatched ground; in the border (B): one line, engraved. Cursive script.

    A - Oh God! يا الله
    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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