Seal-stone agate with Arabic legend "ABDUL-LAH" Nasta'liq style, ideal as a ring-stone for someone with the same name

Ancient Coins - Seal-stone agate with Arabic legend "ABDUL-LAH" Nasta'liq style, ideal as a ring-stone for someone with the same name
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This is an old seal-stone agate with Arabic legend writing on it. It is written in Nasta'liq style. The legend reads "Abdul-lah", meaning the servant of God. It must have belonged to someone named Abdul-lah. From its style in calligraphy, it must have come from Iran. It is in light brown color . It weighs 0.9 gr, almost round shape (12 X 14 mm.) It is an ideal for framing it in gold or silver as a ring. Perfect for someone with the same name. The image above shows the actual image on the left and I have reversed it for easy reading (right). NICE simple design.

Historical Information about Agate: Agate is a banded, multicolored, variety of Chalcedony. It occurs in an infinite amount of colors and patterns, and no two Agates are alike. The extraordinary beauty and uniqueness of Agate is responsible for its great popularity. There are hundreds of different Chalcedony varieties, and many have gem uses. Scientifically, the term "Chalcedony" refers to any type of microcrystalline Quartz. Chalcedony is not really known by its name. Scientists call it "Microcrystalline Quartz", and collectors and gem dealers call each variety by its particular name. The chemical formula is SiO2. The composition is silicon dioxide. These come in every imaginable color, with the Agate variety being banded in many different color combinations. Chalcedony (Agate) is "Hardness 7" on the Mohs scale. This hardness scale indicates how well the stone resists scratching or abrasion and is rated 1 (softest) to 10 (hardest, like diamonds). Chalcedony (Agate), being a microcrystalline variety of Quartz, does not occur in crystals.

Agates were used for ornamentation and physical healing amulets, dating back to Babylon. Their medicinal uses continued throughout Ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations, spreading throughout Africa and the Middle East, into Russia. Folklore mentions the use of agates as early as the 8th Century. They were often added to other stones to secure the actions of a stone. Rhodochrosite, a pink lace agate discovered by the Incas, was used with moonstone or garnet ornaments to increase the overall pink hue. The carnelian, an orange agate, was once one of the agates most prized by the Egyptians to represent nature organized into a building form or shape. Legends mention the power of agates to secure the wearer from danger and to protect children from falling. They were believed to endow their owners with strength, courage, security and even healing of fears. Tree agate is also a healing stone. It aids in making new friends, promotes peace, grounding and centering of energies, growth (of gardens, money, personal goals), business success, stability.

In Greece, the power of agate was considered so strong that Orpheus is depicted as carrying agate on his descent into Hades. Agate was thought to assist in finding hidden treasures, increase happiness, build confidence and bring victory. In Persia, agate was worn to confer eloquence.

Price SKU: 4924
US$ 60.00
  • € 48.84
  • £ 42.68
  • AUD 78.11
  • CHF 57.18
  • CAD 77.88

Rates for: 03/22/18

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