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Oval bezel amulet with nasta’liq and 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-grey chalcedony with white agate patch; bezel (but both faces are slightly rounded), bevelled (slightly) towards the back; oval. The inscription is distributed in the central ground (A), within two concentric oval lines, and in the border (B), surrounded on its outer edge by two concentric oval lines. Script ensemble (A) and one line (B); cursive script; engraved.

    A - Succour is with God [?] [والتوفيق الى الله [؟

    B - Muḥammad is the Prophet of God, ‘Alī is the Sincere Friend of God. Oh God, oh Muḥammad, oh ‘Alī, aid! محمد نبي الله على ولى الله يا الله يا محمد يا على مدد

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