Portuguese medallion found in baby shark

Suseela Menon from Klebang, Malaysia was preparing lunch for her husband when she discovered a surprise in the stomach of a baby shark, the main course: a religious medallion believed to have been worn by Portuguese soldiers. (photo)

The medallion bears the image of a 13th century Portuguese queen on its front and a crucifix on the reverse side. Historians believe it may have been worn as a token of protection during the Portuguese conquest of Malacca in the 16th century.