Carbuncle
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Carbuncle

Latin name: Carbuncle

Other names:

When it is held against the sun it resembles a burning coal

 

 
General Attributes

The carbuncle is a red stone, and the name referred to several stones: the Oriental ruby, the garnet, etc. It is said to be found in the forehead of the asp or the dragon.


Sources (chronological order)

Theophrastus [c. 370 - 285 BC] (On Stones): Its colour is red and of such a kind that when it is held against the sun it resembles a burning coal.


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