finger ring with inscription (ring (finger))

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This simple silver ring is inscribed +A+G+L+A+A which probably represents the words, translated from Hebrew: Atha Gebri Leilan Adonai, meaning 'Thou art mighty forever, O Lord'. The inscription has amuletic significance and was invoked as a charm against fever during the Middle Ages. The use of Hebrew may have been seen as giving the charm extra, almost magical, power.



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