|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Inscription Language:||Arabic Language|
|Credit Line:||Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904|
|Other Number:||172 - Sommerville Number|
1501 - Sommerville Amulet/Talisman Number
Flat, green. writing on both sides, arabic on front, arabic and proto-arabic on back. Talismanic square on front, Koran on reverse.
Sommerville Cat. 1501: "Jade. Very elaborate Persian talisman with a square of mystic numbers, which rendered in our numerals read thus:
1279 1283 1280 1272
1285 1273 1278 1284
1274 1288 1281 1277
1282 1286 1270 1287
Surrounded on three sides of this square are talismanic inscriptions. They are religious. Reverse, a beautiful inscription of a long verse from the Koran."
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