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1 "Stone of Memnon."
2 This reading seems preferable to "Media," given by the Bamberg and some other MSS.
3 The enchantress of Colchis. The stone, no doubt was as fabulous as the enchantress.
4 "Poppy stone."
5 For the origin of this name, see "Eumithres," in Chapter 58, Note 22.
6 It was probably a kind of Opal.
7 The reading here is very doubtful.
8 This reading also is doubtful: it is probably an Eastern word. According to some authorities, this stone was a dark-brown rock crystal. Ajasson identifies it with Schorl or black Tourmaline, with a base of Magnesia.
9 Red Tourmaline, possibly, or Rubellite.
10 Carnclian. See Chapter 31 of this Book.
11 "Ectypæ sculpturæ." See B. xxxv. c. 43.
12 "Myrrh stone." It was an Eastern compound, probably. See Chapter 54, Note 25.
13 "Wart stone."
14 "Myrtle stone."
15 "White in the middle." This and the next seem to have been general names for stones of a particular appearance.
16 "Black in the middle."
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