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Large fancy theca with first class relics of Unmercenary Healer Saint Pantaleone (Panteleimon), the Greatmartyr

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Large fancy theca with first class relics of Unmercenary Healer Saint Pantaleone (Panteleimon), the Greatmartyr

Large oval silver glass-fronted theca housing first class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Unmercenary Healer and Greatmartyr Saint Pantaleone (Panteleimon). The relic is mounted on the background of gold silk and surrounded by hand painted floral ornamentation. It is identified on a paper cedula  as  Ex Oss[isbus] .S.Pantaleonis M. Mar. (Saint Pantaleone, Medic, Martyr).  The back of the theca is decorated with a chased depiction of Arma Christiuthenticated on the back with red wax seal of Fr. Giovanni Luca Solari, Bishop of Brugnato, Italy  (p. 1792-1810).

Greatmartyr Panteleimon (or Pantaleon) was the Unmercenary Healer martyred under the reign of Emperor Maximian (ca. 305 A.D.). Saint Panteleimon had been educated as a physician, and he "dedicated his life to the suffering, the sick, the unfortunate and the needy. He treated all those who turned to him without charge, healing them in the name of Jesus Christ. He is a Holy Patron of physicians, midwives, livestock, lottery winners and victories, invoked against headaches, consumption, locusts, witchcraft, accidents and loneliness, helper for crying children.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 114-LCR-1
  • Size: 75 x 65 mm
  • Age and School: ca. 1800
  • Materials: Silver
  • Price: Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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