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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

    Brownish jasper; bezel, bevelled towards the front; oval. The inscription is found on the central ground (A), within two concentric oval lines, and on the border (B), within another two concentric oval lines. One script ensemble, in relief, on ground covered with small hatching (A), and one line, engraved (B). Cursive script.

    A - Oh God! يا الل
    B - Call upon `Alī, the manifestor of miracles. Thou shalt find him a help unto thee in adversities. All care and grief shall vanish by thy holiness, oh `Alī, oh `Alī, oh `Alī.
    ناد عليا مظهر العجائب تجده عونا لك في النوائب كل هم وغم سينجلى بولايتك يا على
    يا على يا على

    In the border there are groups of dots spread over the ground.

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