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Collectanea. 469

mounted in silver ; Saragossa. Said to be amulets ; purpose unknown,

(65, VIII.) A globular brownish agate bead, mounted in silver ; Seville. Purpose unknown.

(66, VIII.) A piece of clear reddish agate or cornelian, mounted in silver, apparently for tying on ; Toledo. Purpose unknown ; possibly against bleeding.

(67, VIII.) A facetted amber bead ; Seville. Possibly from a necklace ; possibly an amulet, purpose unknown.

(68, VIII.) A large pendant of a variegated green stone, per- forated for suspension ; Seville. Said to be an amulet of the Moorish period.

(69, VIII.) An oval tablet of variegated green stone, flat on one side, slightly convex on the other, and with two perforations ; Seville. Found with a number of similar ones in the Roman ruins at Italica, and supposed to be an amulet.

Amulets embracing Religious Conceptions. (70, VI.) An " electric medal " for the cure of disease, apparently of foreign manufacture, to which a religious flavour has been given by shaping as crosses the various bits of metal of which it is composed ; Seville.

(71, V.) A medal of S. George, with the usual inscriptions; Madrid. Similar medals are fairly common ; although no definite information concerning them was obtained it may reasonably be assumed that they are probably generally carried by horsemen, as in France and Belgium, as a precaution against accidents.

(72, V.) A medal of the "Three Magi Kings," of brass, and apparently of Spanish workmanship ; Madrid. On the obverse the "Adoration of the Magi"; on the reverse, apparently, the "Adoration of the Shepherds," This was the only Spanish medal of the kind found ; its specific purpose could not be ascertained. The mediaeval custom of naming inns in honour of the " Three Kings," the patron saincs of travellers, still exists in Spain.

(73) V') An old brass medal, much worn, mounted in silver; Toledo. On the obverse, two crowned personages with crosses ; on the reverse, what appears to represent a saint bearing a cross. It was said to be used for the cure of infants ill with a certain