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1 Ajasson remarks that under this name the ancients meant, first, yellow calcareous Alabaster, and secondly, Chalcedony, unclassified.
2 See end of the present Book.
3 See B. vi. cc. 27, 23, 32.
4 "Variatum est."
5 Ajasson thinks that these columns, in reality, were made, in both instances, of yellow jasper, or else yellow sardonyx, a compound of sard and chalcedony.
6 Erected A.U.C. 741.
7 See B. xxxiii. c. 47.
8 The reading here is doubtful, and it is questionable whether he considers the two stones as identical.
9 Probably calcareous Alabaster, Ajasson thinks. See B. xxxvii. c. 54.
10 See B. xiii. c. 3.
11 Plaster of Paris is made of gypsum or alabaster, heated and ground.
12 A feature both of jasper and of sardonyx.
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