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Sacred Brass Gamblers Coin featuring Semar and Traditional Javanese Characters

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The relatively large and heavy plaque of brass has a circular shape that is reminiscent of an ancient coin from China. This coin, however, is not Chinese but Javanese. Instead of Chinese characters we see traditional Javanese writing embossed on the rear face of the amulet. It reads: "1946 Palang", referring to the year of ...

Javanese Semar and Petruk Divinities Coin Amulet

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Semar and Petruk both are Javanese divinities, belonging to the group of four Punakawan (pronounced: Punokawan) deities. Semar is the eldest among them, followed by Bagong, Petruk, and Gareng. Petruk has a very fierce character, whereas Semar is characterized by peace and wisdom. Legend has it that Petruk used to be a benevolent rākṣasa demon. ...

Aventurine Gemstone Amulet in Classic Indonesian Brass Ring to bolster Confidence

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Set in a classic brass ring, this Indonesian amulet features a fine aventurine gemstone. A visible contrast between the yellow brass and the green stone greatly enhances the overall looks of the talisman. The oval-shaped cabochon matches perfectly with the characteristic style of Indonesian jewelry. Indeed, talismanic rings of this particular kind are treasured as ...

Antique Amulet Ring with Large White Chalcedony Stone for the Occultic Practice of Divination

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The white variety of chalcedony is considered a mystical stone in Indonesia. It is inextricably linked with Indonesian mysticism because of the stone's spiritual potential. Since the natural gemstone was obtained from a holy cave near Mount Salak in Bogor (West Java), it is therefore regarded as an auspicious object of reverence. Many highly respected ...

Dwarapala Tutelary Spirit Amulet from Sacred Powders and Ashes, including Talismanic Scroll

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Dwarapala (Sanskrit: dvārapālā) is a Hindu-Buddhist tutelary deity. In traditional Indonesian temple architecture, a Dwarapala statue stands at the main entrance of the temple complex. Besides being the celestial gatekeeper of the sacred temple compound, the tutelary spirit is also the protector of the Dharma (cosmic law and order). As such, this particular asura demon ...