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Title: Notes for a history of coral fishing and coral artefacts in Malta
Authors: Balzan, Francesca
Deidun, Alan
Keywords: Coral reef fisheries -- Malta
Fishes -- Malta
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Malta Historical Society
Citation: Balzan, F., & Deidun, A. (2010). Notes for a history of coral fishing and coral artefacts in Malta. Journal of the Historical Society of Malta. 435-454.
Abstract: Coral has been prized for centuries due to its perceived protective qualities against disease, the devil and harmful supernatural forces. Fashioned into beads, horns, hands, or left in its natural state in the form of little branches, coral talismans were worn on the person, and especially by children who were particularly susceptible to these dangers.
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