ST GEORGE "INTEMPESTATE SECURITAS" MEDAL
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Sold Date: 06/28/2011
Channel: Online Auction
Fisherman's charm. Approx. 30 mm. 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.
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