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Ottoman amulets Masura

Two Vintage Ottoman amulet chest "Masura"
Central Anatolia, 19th century
Probably Armenian or Greek work
Base silver, stamp, soldering
One of these amulets still contains the paper with handwritten Koran werses.
Other have a tiny dangles with stamped script: Bismillahu Ar-Rahman Ar-Rahim (with the name of Allah)
Turkish word Masura literally means kind of hollow tube
Base silver, stamp, soldering

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