"Charmed" 14th century pendant found by hobbyist

A metal detector hobbyist has discovered a 700-year-old pendant bearing a woman's face and the inscription AGLA in Osmington, England. (photo)

Paul Rainford discovered the pendant beneath several inches of soil. Experts say the inscription AGLA stands for Athe Gebir Leilan Adoni meaning 'Thou Art Mighty For Ever, Oh Lord', a common charm of the time. The piece has been turned over to the British Museum.

Quoting the experts, badly

If the reporter's going to put the inscription in the article, she should maybe have the expert write it down first before throwing out more bad medieval education. AGLA is from Hebrew, not Gaelic or whatever that spelling is supposed to represent; "atah gibor l'olam adonai" is way closer to a proper transliteration.

Very cool find, though!

Thanks for the added info

Thanks, Christopher, for sharing the added information. None of us on the SCAtoday.net staff are experts on ancient languages, so we had no way of knowing the original article's translation was off-base. I'm constantly impressed by the scholarship of some of our folks (such as you {GRIN}) in the reenactment community.

Kind regards,
Justin