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Reliquary theca with relics of Saints Lucia and Saint Petronax of Monte Cassino

Fancy glass fronted gilt bronze reliquary theca dating to 18th century and housing relics of Saint Lucia of Syracuse and Saint Petronax of Monte Cassino. The theca is seucred on the back with a coat of arms of a Catholic Bishop. 

St. Lucia of Syracuse (†304), also known as Saint Lucy, or Saint Lucia (Italian: Santa Lucia), was a young Christian martyr who died during the Diocletianic Persecution who is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Orthodox Churches. She is one of eight women, who along with the Blessed Virgin Mary, are commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. She is a patron of the blind; martyrs; Perugia, Italy; Mtarfa, Malta; epidemics; salesmen, Syracuse, Italy, throat infections, and writers.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 13-LPR-2
  • Size: 50 x 35 mm
  • Age: ca. 18th century
  • Materials: Gilt bronze
  • Price: $675
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