Antique Small Kufic Script Amulet, Ayaat Amulet, Antique Islamic Amulet, High Grade Silver, 4.29 Grams
Kufic is the oldest calligraphic form of the various Arabic scripts and consists of a modified form of the old Nabataean script. Kufic developed around the end of the 7th century in Kufa, Iraq, from which it takes its name, and other centres.
This is a small ancient or antique high grade silver and gray stone Islamic amulet pendant. The pendant is in the shape of a five-sided, peaked pentagon form.
The pendant has a light gray soft stone with incised lines in Kufic script. The light gray soft stone has been set in a silver case with a spiraling silver wire border added. It has a curled extension piece of silver that has a fine silver wire bar through to each side to make it flexible to move for the bale.
The amulet has been strung on a new black Indian traditional handmade cotton thread cord with a looped end. It has been silver tested for high grade silver.
This is a very old (I cannot really date but probably mid 1800's) collection piece in good condition.
Height: 3 cm (1 1/4") including Bale
Width: 2 cm (3/4")
Bale: 6 mm (1/4")
Weight: 4.29 Grams (0.151 oz.)
Cord Length: 40 cm (16")
Material: Tested Silver high grade 92.5% approx