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Collectanea. 407

on another occasion, while the specimen of Fig. 15, which evidently belongs to the same class as the two mentioned, was obtained in a previous year.

Fig. 15. A hexagonal bead, tapering toward each end, of oarnelian with some faint whitish streaks, with a silver cap (with a loop) at each end ; Madrid.

Fig. 16. A circular piece of agate (reddish, with streaks of yellow, black, white, green, etc.), slightly convex on one side, flat on reverse, in a silver frame with two loops, seemingly designed for tying in position on some part of the body; Madrid. This object, although formed of a stone differing considerably in oolouring and opacity from the specimens shown in Figs. 14 and 15, has been, I imagine^ intended for the same purpose as those two.

Fig. 17. A bead of dark red agate, with whitish markings, in a silver mounting ; Madrid.

Fig. 18. An unusually large agate bead, about 2\ inches long and weighing several ounces, mounted in silver for suspension ; Valladolid. The stone is grey, brownish grey, and pinkish ; on one side are concentric zones which might possibly have been regarded as giving the bead the appearance of an eyeball (cf. supra, vol. xxiv., pp. 66, 67, and vol. xxv. p. 212).

A considerably smaller bead was obtained at Madrid, of similar sections but imperfectly shaped, of reddish brown agate with greyish and reddish concentric zones on one side, similarly mounted in silver.

The association of reddish with whitish or (and) greyish stone or glass, which we find so often in Spanish amulets (cf. supra, vol. xvii., p. 468, and vol. xxiv., pp. 67, 68), is exemplified also in a compound amulet, obtained at Toledo, consisting of two agate beads, each mounted in silver, hung tandem, one bead being of reddish and whitish agate in octagonal form, the other being of greyish and whitish agate in globular form.

Fig. 19. A heart-shaped pendant, composed of two pieces of limestone, one mottled red and brownish yellow, the other grey, set back to back in a silver frame ; Madrid. I obtained no infor- mation concerning the specific intention of this specimen, nor as to that of the next following specimen, which seems to belong to