Fisherman's charm

Fisherman's charm. Obverse: St George in a plumed cap and armour, on horseback spearing the dragon. Legend: 'S . GEORGIVS . EQVITUM . PATRONVS.' (St George, Patron of the Knights). Reverse: Port broadside view of a fishing-boat amid waves, its sail bellying out; Christ asleep in the bows, a disciple awaking him, another in the stern. Legend: 'IN TEMPESTATE SECURITAS.' (safety in the storm). Medal worn as a protection against perils at sea, the design based on that of gold ducat coins struck at Kremnitz, Hungary between 1600-1800.

Object Details

ID: MEC0715
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: Amulet
Display location: Display - Sea Things Gallery
Creator: Unknown
Places: Switzerland
Date made: unknown
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 36 mm

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