A consecrated coin of low value that used to be kept in the purse so that it would never empty. – Despite strict ecclesiastical prohibitions and the reference to obvious superstition, this amulet (protective amulet: an object to which protection against mischief or supernatural, magical powers are attributed) is still widespread today. – See Benedict’s penny.
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