The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A magical figure of an astrological nature carved on a stone or piece of metal under certain superstitious observances, to which certain wonderful effects are ascribed; is of the nature of a charm to avert evil.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Talisman'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/t/talisman.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.