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Good luck token. Date please?

Post by Magnas »

I found this on Helensburgh foreshore yesterday. After fighting the extremely cokey ground conditions with my Garrett I switched on (and left on) the Iron Audio and managed a few hours following out the tide.

As it emerged from the clay I went through the usual - oh it's a penny, no wait... is it a hammered? Then I saw what I thought was latin? Could it be Roman? Then I read PATRONUS and thought it must be a Harry Potter souvenir. All wrong of course.

On the St George side the inscription is - S. GEORGIVS EQVITVM PATRONVS

And on the side with the sailing ship - IN TEMPESTATE SECVRITAS

I believe it is a talisman worn for good luck or safety, maybe by sailors(?) given the stormy seas on one side. I don't know anything about these and was hoping someone could maybe give me a more definite ID and an idea of its age. It was under 3 or 4 inches of clay.
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