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So I was given this amulet...

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Jikan
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So I was given this amulet...

Postby Jikan » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:22 am

Some months back, I was given a Thai amulet as a gift from my father (I *think* it's from Thailand). He'd bought it at an auction. Here's the thing: I can't read Thai (or is it Lao or...?), and I know next to nothing about these items. Any information at all will be greatly appreciated!

many thanks,
Jikan
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Re: So I was given this amulet...

Postby plwk » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:10 am

This looks like a Luang Por Tuad/Thuad/Thuat amulet. It's associated with attracting & obtaining wealth and protection. And the language script is Thai.
See links:

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Re: So I was given this amulet...

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:26 am


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Re: So I was given this amulet...

Postby plwk » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:31 am

Thank you Mike.
I was told that the Khmer owes and has a lot of influence from/on Thai, Lao, Vietnamese and Cham but since I am no linguist so :shrug:

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Re: So I was given this amulet...

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:50 am

Hi plwk,

There is crossover between Thai/Lao/Khmer but if you are somewhat familiar with Thai script then it's reasonably obvious that many of the letters are different (like you can see that Cryllic (e.g. Russian) script differs from Roman (e.g. English).

My impression is that a lot of the "magical" stuff in Thailand dates from Khmer empire days (see some of the links I gave), hence the Khmer script. Theravada Buddhism a later overlay...

:anjali:
Mike

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Re: So I was given this amulet...

Postby Jikan » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:46 pm

Excellent! Thank you all for the helpful info. I looked up the Khmer syllabary and I can definitely see the spot where the script switches to Thai...

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Re: So I was given this amulet...

Postby Sylvester » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:18 pm

Oooh! A Wat Changhai edition. Might be worth a bomb if consecrated by Ajahn Tim. Sorry if I had to raise the vulgar issue of value.

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So I was given this amulet...

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Re: So I was given this amulet...

Postby Sylvester » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:31 am

I see Khmer in the first 4 lines. The "L" looking alphabet at the top and the left-most alphabet on the 2nd line would typically be used in amulets for "Namo". Can't make out the rest.

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Re: So I was given this amulet...

Postby Mr Man » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:49 am

Khmer script (Khom), Pali language (?).

Khom Thai script

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So I was given this amulet...

Postby GraemeR » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:27 pm


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Re: So I was given this amulet...

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Re: So I was given this amulet...

Postby yawares » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:47 pm

Dear Members,

When I was very young, my brother used to tell me about Luang Poo Thuat and the miracles...I have his biography in Thai and English...very interesting indeed..Thai people believe he is a Bodhisatta.

In Thai: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3eYjmZrG1A

In English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0mmu1r_JNI

yawares :anjali: :heart:


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