Can anyone identify this? I’m guessing the stone is carnelian. The letters look Arabic-ish, of course, but they are surrounded by uncharacteristic diacriticals.
I’m hoping it’s some incantation like “abracadabra”, rather than something mundane.
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UPDATE: Two people have suggested it is someone’s name — no other theories have been put forward. As far as theories of origin, the most frequent areas mentioned are the tribal areas of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.