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476 no matter if this was once printed to her in dream or trance the recital doesn't nation. 477 A talismanic bronze ring within the British Museum is determined with an amethyst on which has been engraved a human eye, obviously a attraction opposed to the Evil Eye. This dread effect used to be additionally combated through a unusual form of ring having gold nails or studs inserted in them. it is a Græco-Roman kind of approximately 500 to two hundred B. C. , and doesn't seem to have received prefer with the Romans. In a wide and big gold ring of the past due Roman interval, the total bezel has been given the shape of an eye fixed. This ring weighs 975 grains, or over oz; it was once present in Tarsus, and belongs to the 3rd Christian century. 478 In a number of old earrings gold and silver were mixed, as proven by means of a remarkable instance within the British Museum, the place the higher a part of the ring is of gold and the decrease 1/2 silver. This has been conjectured to were designed to render the hoop a talisman. the becoming a member of of gold and silver having the same impression to that bought by means of putting a gold nail within the bezel of a silver ring. The bezel of the large ring we now have famous is decided with a sard engraved in intaglio with the layout of a shepherd seated on a rock. 479 The donning, at convinced non secular ceremonies, of a hoop set with a gem on which used to be engraved a layout having a few fancied reference to the rite, looks to not were unusual within the Roman international. An example of this can be given through the historian Suetonius, who states that once Nero used to be approximately to take the auspices (the bird-augury), Sporus gave him a hoop the gem of which represented the wearing off of Proserpina, goddess of the infernal areas. 480 The discovering of a hoop with a specific layout used to be additionally seemed upon as a harbinger of fine fortune. presently after the alternative of Galba as emperor (68 A. D. ), there has been present in construction the fortifications of a urban, instant the emperor had chosen for an army workout floor, a hoop of vintage workmanship engraved with the determine of a Victory with a trophy. This used to be permitted as a cheerful presage. 481 Josephus tells country magic ring which used to be utilized by a Jew named Eleazar. within the presence of the emperor Vespasian, of his son, and of his court docket, this guy cured these being affected by demoniacal ownership. His technique was once to introduce into the nostril of the sufferer a hoop having underneath its equipment an herb detailed via Solomon.