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468 Collectanea.

and chained together; Granada, Arauletic purpose, if any, not ascertained.

(54, VII.) An undetermined seed, mounted in silver; Seville. Amuletic purpose, if any, not ascertained.

(55, VII.) A modern bangle, upon which several seeds, a shell, and a tooth (probably an alligator's) are hung ; Seville. Probably imported, and purely decorative, with no amuletic meaning ; interesting for comparison and as indicating how amulets may often have originated, and also as a possible survival of obsolete beliefs.

(56, VI.) A piece of blackish substance, apparently of vegetable origin, mounted in filigree as a pendant; Granada.

(57, VI.) A fragment of a hard, brownish, unknown substance, mounted in a silver frame as a pendant; Toledo.

Stone and Glass Beads. (58, VIII.) Two opalescent glass beads, worn by women to secure an abundance of milk during nursing; Seville. In Italy similar beads, or other forms of milky glass, are worn for the same purpose.^

(59, VIII.) A long ovoid bead of white and grey agate, mounted in silver ; Toledo. For the same purpose as No. 58.

(60, VIII.) A globular bead of whitish and reddish agate, mounted in silver; Toledo. Worn by women to secure an abundance of milk, and regularity in menstruation ; said to have no other effect in connection with the blood. Similar amulets are common in Italy.

(61, VIII.) A large bead of greyish, white, and reddish agate, in the form of a pair of truncated pyramids set with their bases together ; Seville. Said to be traditionally an amulet of the Moorish period ; probably really for the same purposes as No. 60.

(62, VIII.) A white and red agate bead, mounted in silver; Madrid. Probably for the same purpose as No. 60.

(63, VIII.) A piece of white stone and a piece of red glass, set together in a silver frame, as a pendant ; Seville. Probably for the same purpose as No. 60.

(64, VIII.) A pair of facetted beads, of a reddish brown agate

^Bellucci, op. cit., Tablet VI.