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Lepidotis1 is a stone of various colours, and resembles the scales of fish in appearance. Lesbias, so called from Lesbos which produces it, is a stone found in India as well. Leucophthalmos,2 which in other respects is of a reddish hue, presents all the appearance of an eye, in white and black. Leucopœcilos3 is white, variegated with drops of vermilion of a golden hue. Libanochrus4 strongly resembles frankincense, and yields a liquid like honey. Limoniatis5 would appear to be the same as smaragdus; and all that we find said about liparea6 is, that employed in the form of a fumigation, it allures all kinds of wild beasts. Lysimachos resembles Rhodian marble, with veins of gold: in polishing it, it is reduced very considerably in size, in order to remove all defects. Leucochrysos7 is a kind of chrysolithos interspersed with white.

1 "Scale stone." A fossil, probably.

2 "White eye." Cat's eye chalcedony, perhaps. See "Astrobolos" in Chapter 48, and "Beli oculus" in Chapter 55, of this Book.

3 "Variegated with white."

4 "Yellow incense."

5 "Meadow-green stone."

6 "Fat stone."

7 "White gold." Ajasson thinks that this may have been either a sub- variety of Hyalin amethystine quartz, a yellow quartz or false topaz, or else an unctuous, white quartz, either opaque or transparent.

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