Medal: US In Tempestate Securitas
Medal: US In Tempestate Securitas

At one point in the Bible (Mark 4:36) Jesus and His disciples are crossing the Sea of Galilee in a boat when a great storm arises. Unmoved, Jesus sleeps in the back of the boat until the men, terrified, wake Him. A few words from Jesus and all is well again, accompanied by the quiet question 'where is your faith, men?' In other words, it is a 'security in the storm' moment. For this medal, IN TEMPESTATE SECURITAS is Latin for 'security in the weather.'

On the other side of the medal is patron saint George (S GEORGIVS PATRONVS) on his horse (EQVITVM) slaying a dragon, a Christian tradition adapted from Eastern Orthodoxy.

These medals have been produced through the years in many sizes, shapes, and designs. The one in our primary picture is particularly detailed and made out of pure silver. Our secondary pictures show examples in common base metal and in rare gold.

Condition makes a big difference to the value of this medal. A Google image search on the word TEMPESTATE produces lots of hits for this medal, and researching selling prices for typical medals gives these approximate values:

worn: $2 US dollars
well preserved: $50

worn: $35
well preserved: $75

worn: $300
well preserved: $500

Coin: 13885 , Genre: Medals
Requested by: George, Tue, 12-Mar-2013 04:16:39 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 26-Sep-2013 01:12:43 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 27-Feb-2015 03:37:56 GMT
Requester description: INTEMPESTATE SECVRLTAS (and a picture of what seems to be a ship in a storm, tiny figure can be seen) S GEORGIVS EQVITVM PATRONVS (picture of warrior on a horse engaged in battle, spearing something beneath him)
Tags: medal tempestate securitas medallion medals medalion badge medallic medaille medallions secvrltas intempestate ship storm georgivs george eqvitvm equitum patronvs patronus warrior horse engaged engagement battle spearing spear saling boat sailing steamboat clipper warship sailboat sails masted ships boats outriggers vessel sail sailingship outrigger georgius georgvs georgeivs georgious giorgi geroges geogius georg geogivs georgian geor georgivis georgium georgvis georgevs mountie mounted mount equestrian rider pony horsehead riding horseman ride horseback horses equestres stallion battlefield battling batle battles spears javelin harpoon lance dragon jesus dragons slayer dragonslayer


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