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Abraxas Stones

Abrax′as

Stones with the word Abraxas engraved on them, and used as talismans. They were cut into symbolic forms combining a fowl's head, a serpent's body, and human limbs. (See Abracax.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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