85 years ago today - Jan 5, 1938

Charles E. Bidamon notarizes statement that he has sold [for $50] to collector Wilford C. Wood, Joseph Smith's "silver piece" inscribed "Confirmo O Deus Potentissimus" and that his step-mother frequently said this medallion belonged to Smith. Comparison of this artifact with illustrations for Francis Barrett's 1801 The Magus verifies that this is the Jupiter talisman inscribed according to instructions in Barrett's book.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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