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Heart-shaped bezel amulet from a pendant, with nasta’liq and 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-grey chalcedony, in undecorated silver setting (being pendant); bezel; in the form of an escutcheon (A), within three concentric lines (the central line is pearled) and in the border (B), surrounded on its outer edge by two continuous lines. In the central ground (A): one script line, in relief on dotted ground; in the border (B): one line, engraved. Cursive script.

    A - Muḥammad is the Prophet of God محمد نبي 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

    On the ground, there are groups of dots (up to five).

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